Friday, June 13, 2008

Homemade Play-dough

I finally made the Homemade Play-dough that my sister has been raving about. It was soooo super easy and really fun. I didn't mix in the colors until after it was done cooking and I had food coloring all over my hands. I used some gel paste as well to get a few different colors. It was fun!

Homemade Play-dough

Combine in saucepan:
5 cups water
2 1/2 cups salt
3 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
and food coloring (1 tsp for pastel color and 3 Tablespoons for vivid color)

Warm over low heat and stir with a wooden spoon. As the mixture heats up, stir in:
10 Tablespoons oil and then
5 cups flour slowly
Keep stirring until the mixture starts to look dry and pulls away from the sides of the pan.
Remove the pan from the heat at this point. Pinch a piece between two fingers, If it is not sticky, it is done. Otherwise, continue stirring over heat.
Place the dough on the counter and knead until smooth. Store in a plastic bag and enjoy!


Megan said...

How funny is this?! I just made playdough for my kids today - but I make them take it outside to avoid the inevitable dough flinging that accompanies it!
I also didn't color it - my hands would look just like yours!