Nov 19, 2007

MomMade Play Dough

This week we made play dough – a favorite activity for my children. Our best recipe is the one that my Mom used to make play dough for my brother and I when we were little kids.

Making your own play dough is a simple “cooking” activity to do with your children. Then they have a nice fresh batch of play dough for creative play. Another bonus of play dough is that it smells nicer (you can even add aromas to your recipe) and all the ingredients can be found in your pantry. Play dough will stay fresh if you keep it in an airtight container. I also keep mine in the fridge. It is also fun to add glitter for sparkly play dough.

:: Mom’s Best Play Dough Recipe ::
  • 1 cup flour
  •  ½ cup salt
  • 3 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Food coloring – number of drops as your prefer
Put all the ingredients in a pan and mix with a wooden spoon over medium heat until it forms a ball. Viola… you’re ready for a play dough playdate with you kiddies!

Oh, the tools in this picture are a Melissa and Doug Modeling Clay Tool Set.


Cat Morley said...

Oh my gosh, I love this. Would you be at all interested in posting the play dough recipe on the site I run?

onecraftymama said...

Thanks Cat! I would love to, how do I do it? Jenn