When you have kids, there are certain things you can't wait to try. This project was one I have been waiting to do for 3 years. We tried an uncooked recipe a while back and now... at last, we made cooked Play Dough from scratch. Both recipes are listed below.
This is the pre-dyed dough.
Add some food coloring to make many variations of color. This is a great project for teaching color mixing.
By the end, many balls of dough were coming out a mossy green.
We experimented mixing decorating sugar into some of the balls of dough. This looked pretty at first, but after a few hours, the sugar broke down the dough and made a slimy concoction.
The project was fun to make and generated hours of fun after the completed dough was made. This recipe made a dough that is still perfectly pliable and sculpt-able a week later.
From Creative Kids
Cooked Playdough (flour and salt)
3 cups flour
1.5 cups salt
6 tsp cream of tarter
3 tbsp oil
3 cups water
Dissolve salt in the water.
Pour all ingredients into a large pot.
Stir constantly over medium heat until a ball forms by pulling away from the sides.
Knead the dough mixture until the texture matches playdough (1-2 minutes).
Store in plastic container. Should last for at least 3 months.
NOTE: This recipe is made from edible ingredients and not toxic in small amounts for children. However, a dog got sick after eating a batch of playdough. It is not intended as a food item. Please be sure to put it away after your children have finished playing.
The Uncooked Recipe:
From Master Cook
Recipe By :
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Kids
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 c Flour
1 1/2 c Salt
3 tbsp Oil
1 c Water
1 tbsp Food coloring
Mix all ingredients in a big bowl. May be seperated into 4 to make 4 different