May 24, 2013

DIY Play Dough

I was so excited when my daughter's speech therapist showed up with a great homemade play dough recipe.
She said she has had it for years and it makes play dough that smells better, is softer, and keeps longer then store bought! Plus it's super easy to make.
Here is what you need:
1 Cup Flour
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Cup water
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Food coloring of choice or Tempera paint

-Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan.
-Cook over medium heat.
-Stir Constantly until mixture forms a ball.
-Knead until smooth.
-Store in a covered container.

This was such a fun project! It takes less then 20 mins to make, cool, and start playing with.
My daughter added 2 drops of blue, 1 drop of yellow, and 6 drops of green food coloring. We ended up with a green/aqua color.
I think the fact you can make it whatever color you want is my favorite part! ;)

 Have you ever made play dough? You should definitely try, I will never buy it again. The homemade kind smells and feels so much better!


Gwen said...

Love homemade play dough! Love the color that your girl made too! What a fun project! :)

LakehouseLyn said...

I really love this idea for a craft!