Vic posted yesterday that she made some play dough for her DD for the first time. I always remember my Grandma making play dough for myself and my siblings to play with. But shamefully I had never, ever made it for my kids :( I commented on Vic's blog and woke up this morning to an email that simply said "Make it! Go on! ;)"
Well I have a doctors appointment this morning and my two darlings are going to my sisters so I can go in peace. My DS who is 7, can be slightly hard to entertain, as my sister has 2 girls and he just gets a bit left out I think, with no boys to play with. I suggested play dough to my sister, and she was more than happy - so the challenge was on - make some play dough for the first time! hehe
I wasn't fussed on having to cook it though - I like simple. I quickly googled realised I use boiling water instead of cooking. And did you know that there is a recipe for play dough on the back of the cream of tartar tub!
So I used that recipe, substituted boiling water for cold and just stirred it altogether in a bowl. Tipped it out, kneaded it on the floured bench top until it was smooth and then added my colours. Easy peasy. I think it took me about 15 minutes tops!
So the recipe I used is:
2 cups plain flour
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons cooking oil
4 tablespoons of cream of tartar *
2 cups of boiling water
*I only used 2 tablespoons as I didn't have enough.
Put all ingredients into a big bowl and mix until they are all nice and stuck together. Tip out onto a floured board or bench and knead until it is smooth - be careful though, as it will be hot! Seperate into as many lots as you want different colours. I did 4 - purple, orange, lime and aqua.
I put mine into ziplock bags for storage after they hand cooled down.
Seems like they are a hit already!
So thank you Vic - I tried something new today :)