Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Home Made Play Dough-and its good!

Making Play dough is a fun activity to do with your kids. Besides the fact that its fun to make, your kids will love to play with dough that they helped make! It saves on packaging and who knows what is really in store bought dough anyway. This is non-toxic and eco-friendly.
We tested out some recipes, and this one is the best. It really is easy to make, it the perfect consistency and lasts a long time. We made ours months ago and it is still in great shape.

3 cups of flour
1-1/2 cups salt
6 tsp. cream of tartar
3 cups cool water
3 T. canola or other oil
Food Coloring (optional)

Mix dry and wet ingredients separately. Blend together, then cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. In a few minutes the dough should start to pull away from the sides of the pot. Once you can pinch the dough without it sticking to you, remove it from heat. Knead until soft and well mixed. Store in an air tight container.
Have fun!