Kids Playdough!

We have the best sitter for our kids!
The kids love to have her around, and she always comes with a fun activity for them to do!
This past weekend, when the hubby & I went out to see The Hunger Games, we had her come sit, 
and she brought homemade playdough for each of them!
So fun!
They have been playing with it non-stop, and she left the recipe for us!
It looks easy to make, and the dough is so soft and nice to work with!
Recipe from Mary!
In a medium saucepan combine:
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar

In a measuring cup combine:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • Food colouring of your choice

–  Add the water mix and 1 tsp of oil to the flour mix.

–  Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it starts to pull together.
–  Remove from heat and continue to stir until a ball forms.
–  Transfer to the counter and knead a few times.
–  As it cools, a crust will form, keep kneading.
–  If necessary, wet your hands and work back to the desired consistency.
  • If you want dough of different colours, just separate out the dough evenly, and colour as you wish.
  • For a fun colour and smell alternative, mix a package of Kool-Aid into the flour before adding water!  Too fun!

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  • Reply Amber - Binkertation April 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    wow, that sounds easy enough!!! I bet it’d be fun for my little lady (almost 4) and I to make together. I used to HATE playdough (the mess!), but… now that I’ve got 2 kids, I love it – it entertains her and I’ve let go… a lot 🙂

  • Reply Pamela April 9, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    I used to make this exact playdough recipe for my kids and now make it for my 3 grandsons…it’s the best stuff ever! Many hours of memories!!

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma April 10, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    What a cool sitter! I need to find one of those (sitter ha). This is such a fun idea–plus making anything yourself is always so much more fun! Great post Jo-Anna

  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened April 10, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    So jealous of your sitter – we had a fabulous one but then she had to go and have a baby! So selfish, right? 🙂 I love the pretty colors in the playdough.

  • Reply Angell @ Passionate and Creative Homemaking April 10, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    I have grown to love the homemade stuff better than the store bought. I hate the smell of playdough! lol!

    The homemade stuff is a lot softer and you get so much more for your money that way…even with the kool aid added!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Frances April 11, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    love it. I just pinned it

  • Reply Anonymous April 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    I’ve used a similar recipe using cake frosting food coloring. It provides a very vibrant color of playdough! I’ve used: 1 c. water, 1 c. flour, 1/2 c. salt, 1-2 Tbsp veg oil, 2 tsp cream of tartar. Add vanilla or peppermint extract for pleasant smell. Store in zip lock bag. My daughters are now adults, and I look back at our playdough times very fondly! Have fun!

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