Friday, December 30, 2011

Making Playdough

So for fun over Christmas break, we made a big batch of playdough. This recipe does make a lot, but it was nice to have a large batch for my kiddos. So you could cut it down if you want a smaller batch. This was all from one batch:
  • 5 cups water
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups salt
  • 3 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 10 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Food coloring

Mix water, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring regularly until mixture is hot. Add oil. Stir in flour a cup at a time, stirring in between each addition. Mix until playdough pulls away from pan and is no longer sticky (pinch it between your fingers to test). Dump dough on counter, let cool a bit, then knead.

We keep our playdough in a freezer bag at room temperature. This recipe makes a lot and lasts for several months!

**If you want different colors, like we did, you will want to wait to add the food coloring until the end, then knead it in.

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