Thursday, October 22, 2009

Play Dough

This would be my preferred know, I suppose it is because of the nostalgia. My momma made it for me too. I remember making this with her for my friends as a birthday gift as well.

She would store it in a Tupperware container to keep it from drying out. These days Tupperware is readily found at thrift stores.

Mom's recipe actually came from La Leche Club brochure that she received at the time we were rather it has been in the family a long time. Thanks to can find anything...and relive the memories of years gone by and create new special memories for my own dear, "man clan"! Hope you enjoy making this and making many hours of fun for your little ones.

Earth Friendly Play Dough
  • 1 cup flour (not self-rising)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Mix in saucepan over low heat. (It does not have to heat long.) Dough is ready when it rolls into a ball. Keep dough fresh in an airtight container. If you need to make different colors, add food coloring while mixing over heat.

( I did not add my color in the pan...I divided the dough into 5 sections and kneaded it in after using cake icing hands did not fare well. However, the kids like the swirled look of the color. The hands are also dyed....not to be confused with dead. MLC kept asking me why did I do that to my hands...I just kept telling him...I love you lots, Bud....) So much for that perfect manicure....just not my reality today:-)....maybe a week from now:-)

The quantity shown was from a double batch.


mom2dutchgirls said...

Love this stuff. It smells good and if the kidlets do attempt to try and eat it, it's not going to kill them. They usually only try one taste because it's VERY salty. I think it's better than "real" playdough for usability and stayability (not a word, but you know what I mean!!)

Main Street Mom said...

It does last and it is so easy to when I first combined all the ingredients...I was wondering if it was truly a play dough recipe or if I was making liquid it heated it came together and had a great texture....

Tiffany said...

So cute! Thanks for posting the recipe. I will have to try it with my little ones!

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