Monday, September 13, 2010

Make It Monday: Play Dough

Monday is our arts & crafts day (a.k.a. Make It Monday) for our homeschool. The kids absolutely love play dough, so I thought it would be fun to make it. Here is the recipe we used:
3 cups flour                                2 tbs vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups salt                            1 tbs cream of tartar
3 cups water                               food coloring

Mix all of the ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over medium low heat until the dough comes away from the edges of the pan and it becomes difficult to move the spoon. Remove from heat. Cool until it can be handled. Place on counter or wax paper and knead 3-4 times. Store in an air tight container.

We cooked the dough for 10 minutes. I personally did not like the consistency once it was cooled, so I added approximately 2 tablespoons of flour while I kneaded it many more times. The finished product was perfect play dough: easily malleable and not sticky. 

They had so much  fun playing with cookie cutters, straws, and various Play-Doh® toys. In fact, they played for 2 hours, stopping only when I cleaned it up for dinner. The project was a success and we will definitely be making play dough again!
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