Little Ones Love Playdough

I always lose my playdough recipe) so now I'm writing it here.......My best recipe (uncooked) for huge quantities of playdough is long gone. It was a great dough recipe, it was all mixed in a large bowl and you just added the boiling water to it.......Then you would mix it all up and what a tactile experience that was!

Here is the recipe I now use, it can be doubled for a bigger quantity if needed. Playdough is very easy to make and keeps well in the fridge for a very long time.......Just keep it in a snap-lock plastic bag or sealed container.

It's also fun to add glitter to the dough mixture or a nice fragrance to the mix to make a scented play dough. Plain play dough can be fun too.......Just rip up pieces of coloured crepe paper and mix it in after the kneading stage. When the children start to use the dough it will take on the colour shade similar to the crepe paper. This also gives the playdough an interesting texture for the little ones to touch. The possibilities are endless and it's good to let children be involved with the blending of the colours too......just watch out for boiling water or too hot playdough (they might burn themselves).

I guess it's really better to wait until the dough's just warm before the children can get there hands on it.......Nothing feels nicer than hands in a big bowl of warm playdough. Makes you feel all fuzzy and warm especially on a cold day!

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup of salt
3 tsp cream of tarter
1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 TB of cooking oil
A few drops of food colouring
Mix all the dry ingredients an put into a saucepan.
Mix the water and oil together and pour into saucepan.
Then cook until dough on a low heat, add colouring. It's ready
when the dough thickens and leaves the sides of the pot...........
Knead very well on a board until smooth........all ready to use!

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