Good Old Fashion Play Dough

Here is a quick easy recipe for good old Fashion play dough.  We have tried other recipes but this is the one I ALWAYS come back to.  It lasts a LONG time as long as you store it in an airtight container, doesn’t get crumbly and I love the smooth texture.

Ready to give it a try?

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • a few drops of food coloring

1.  Place 1 cup flour in saucepan

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2.  Add 1/2 cup of salt to saucepan

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3.  Next add 2 tsp cream of tartar to pan

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4.  Add 2 TBSP vegetable oil

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5.  Combine 1 cup of water with a few drops of food coloring

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6.  Add to saucepan and place on stove

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7.   Turn heat to medium and stir continuously until mixture thickens and holds together in a mass. (Please forgive me for the terrible pictures!  It was a bit tough to keep stirring and take photo’s along with the munchkins helping!)

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8.  Remove from heat and let dough cool.  Then turn onto a work surface and kneed several times until soft, pliable and smooth.

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Now what to do with your play dough?

Thumper loves to roll, cut and poke it currently!

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Woody has been into spelling words so I set him to work sounding out words I gave him and having him form them.

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From here he decided to come up with his own words and then into a whole sentence all on his own!  (Yes I might be a tad proud of this one!)

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We have also been using our play dough for number practice as well.

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Another fun idea – play dough monsters!

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