Thursday, December 23, 2010

Home Made Playdough!

Looking for something that will keep your kids quiet while your entertaining this weekend? What about a last minute stocking stuffer, something special for your kids to give thier best friend maybe? This cheap and easy to make playdough will definately do the trick! 
Another rainy day here yesterday so I got my kids busy mixing up playdough...they love it, we have been making this stuff for years it's much cheaper than the stuff you get at toyworld and in my opinion much better and it will last for a long time if you store it in an airtight container.

Here is ours packaged up ready to go...I used plastic noodle boxes because I had them in my cupboard but I have also used baby food containers or those little plastic containers take away food comes in...we also added a gingerbread man for cuteness sake :)  If you want to make some is the recipe!

Play Dough

2 cups plain flour
4 tbs cream of tartar
2 tbs cooking oil (I used vegetable oil)
1 cup salt
2 cups water
food colouring
(for chocolate playdough leave out the food colouring and add 1/4 cup baking cocoa)

Throw everything into a large saucepan and mix well, place on the stove and continuously stir over medium heat until the mixture congeals (about 3 minutes).  Remove and allow to cool, knead on a floured board until smooth!

We made four batches - one each of chocolate, blue, green and pillar box red.  This gave us enough dough to fill six of the pictured noodle boxes. 

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