Sunday, February 3, 2008

Cooked Playdoh

This was one recipe that I used a LOT when my kids were younger. Today, my daughter was bored (!) and said she wished she had some playdoh. I said "well, let's make some!" She thought it was a great idea :-)

This has got to be the easiest recipe for playdoh -- but only because I tweaked it a bit. LOL! It originally called for mixing everything in a pot on the stove. I didn't like that idea as it seemed more work. I remember, at the daycare where I worked, we'd make 4-5 batches of this at a time; and a batch can be made in 5 minutes!


1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbsp cooking oil
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 cup flour
food coloring

While the water is boiling in your kettle, mix the salt, oil and cream of tartar in a big bowl. Stir. Add in the boiling water and stir for about a minute to dissolve the salt. It won't dissolve completely! Add your food coloring at this point.

Next, add in the flour and stir to combine the ingredients. Turn out onto floured table and knead by hand. You're done!

Here's an interesting alternative -- add a package of Kool-Aid when you pour in the boiling water. It makes a nice scented playdoh! You don't need food coloring if you use Kool-Aid. Another option is use the food coloring and add in some extract, like peppermint or coconut. Also makes a nice scent to the playdoh.

Store your playdoh at room temperature in a sealed Ziploc bag or in a covered plastic container. Keeps for a LONG time :-)

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

This is such an easy, great recipe!