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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rolling in Dough

Sunshine is experiencing The Absolute Best, Home-Made Play Dough Ever! 
All photo credits by Seth Chrisman

Here's What You Need: (per color)

1 cup white flour
¼ cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup water
2 teaspoons food coloring

medium sauce pan
plastic bag or airtight container

Here's What You Do:

*Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar in a medium pot.
 *Add water, food coloring and oil.

*Stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes; don't worry if it looks like a globby mess--it'll turn into play dough!

      *When the mixture forms a ball in the center of the pot, take it out and put it on a floured surface.  Knead the dough until it is not sticky, but smooth and pliable.

*Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

  Apollo is delighted with the results
of using a garlic press!
    Much of the discovery and delight comes from improvising and using interesting kitchen gadgets--we loved the potato masher as well as the garlic press!  No need to go out and buy play dough....or the play dough tools--you can use what you have and experience even more creativity and fun.

The Absolute Best Home-Made Playdough, Ever! 
(from: KidsCooking, A Very Slightly Messy Manual.)

From Klutz Press


  1. They are still raving about what a great time they had! Thank you :)

  2. I had that cookbook when I was a kid!! The brownie recipe in there was the one I used well into high school. Mmmm.