the Playdough receipe is as follows:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp. cream of tarter (or alum)
Add to dry ingredients:
2 cups water
2 tsp. food coloring
2 TBSP oil
Stir all together in pan
Heat on stove to when the dough starts to look firm. Stir frequently.
Remove from the pan on to the counter top and knead with your hands before playing with it.
When I've made playdough, I've thought about 2 senses...sight (fun bright colors) and touch (how soft the playdough recipe is). Thanks to my fellow moms at Mothering by Grace, I've been educated about the smell of playdough. Here are a couple of ideas for adding wonderful scent to your playdough:
- add a bit of vanilla or almond extract (or any extract) to the playdough with the wet ingredients
- add pepermint extract (pair with green or red food coloring, put in a baggie with a red/green ribbon, tie on a small Christmas cookie cutter and hand out as a little Christmas gift)
- Or...if you want fruity smells...add a packet of unsweetened Kool-aid mix at the beginning (with the dry ingredients). This takes care of both the smell and the color (no need to add in the food coloring) The blue playdough above was made with a pack of Berry-Burst Kool-aid.
Other fun add-ins:
- glitter (I mentioned this one to my daughter; she really wants to try it)
- ???? (Let me know, I can't think of anything else...my brain is full of Spanish reflexive verbs for my test on Monday.)