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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Homemade Salt Play-dough

I had 2 bored girls today so I decided to make some new playdough since all of their store bought play-dough was getting rather dry. It was a hit! Not only could we make our own custom colors but we have the added benefit that I don't care if it gets dried out or mixed up. My 5 year old enjoys the idea that she can sculpt something and just let it harden.

Homemade Salt Play-dough
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
Food coloring
1 cup flour

Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm. Remove from heat and add flour. Stir, then knead until smooth. The cream of tartar makes this dough last 6 months or longer. Store this dough in an airtight container.