Friday, May 1, 2009

Homemade Play-Doh

Here's a recipe for non-edible homemade play-doh, although my mom and sister and anyone who knew me in my formative years will tell you, that didn't stop me from eating it. I must have had an iodine deficiency cause I tasted it tonight and dang is it ever salty.

Anyhow, this is a slightly different version than the stuff my mom made us, as it requires the use of a cook top and sauce pan.

2 c. Flour
2 c.Water
1 c. Salt
2 TBSP. cooking oil
2 tsp. cream of tartar
food coloring

This stuff is super easy to make.

1.Pour all ingredients except for the food coloring into a saucepan, turn heat on low and stir. The dough will start to pull away from the sides of the pot, and you can fold it inwards until the dough forms a ball.

2.Once the dough forms a ball, turn out onto a non-porous countertop or cutting board covered in wax paper. ( caution: dough will be warm to hot)

3.Knead dough until it becomes elastic and pliable.

4.Separate dough into 3 balls

5.Add food coloring to each ball, and fold inwards until color is dispersed throughout dough ball.

Store dough in airtight ziploc bag & refrigerate for longevity.

1 comment:

  1. My mom used to make play dough for us too! And it WAS totally salty. I guess if it was made with sugar then I would have eaten it in a second though. Just thought about you b/c I'm having french onion soup for dinner in a few minutes!!