Friday, June 13, 2008

Homemade Play-dough

I finally made the Homemade Play-dough that my sister has been raving about. It was soooo super easy and really fun. I didn't mix in the colors until after it was done cooking and I had food coloring all over my hands. I used some gel paste as well to get a few different colors. It was fun!
Homemade Play-dough
Combine in saucepan:
5 cups water
2 1/2 cups salt
3 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
food coloring (1 tsp for pastel color and 3 Tablespoons for vivid color)
Warm over low heat and stir with a wooden spoon.
As the mixture heats up, stir in:
10 Tablespoons oil and then
5 cups flour slowly

Keep stirring until the mixture starts to look dry and pulls away from the sides of the pan.Remove the pan from the heat at this point. Pinch a piece between two fingers, If it is not sticky, it is done. Otherwise, continue stirring over heat.Place the dough on the counter and knead until smooth. Store in a plastic bag and enjoy!

1 comment:

Jaime said...

hey- what happened to your labels on your food blog? i tried to find the blog you did a long time ago on lunch ideas and had no way of finding it? any way you could help me find it again? trying to find good summer lunch ideas, thanks! play-do looks like fun, you are incredible that you can find time to do that stuff among everything else going on now, great mom you are:)