Thursday, January 10, 2008

Recipe for Homemade Play Dough

Here is a great recipe that my friend gave me for homemade play dough. She swears by this – says it is great because it does not stain, and best of all does not stick to your carpet! And my “frugal friend” will love this – it’s very cheap to make, because most of us have these items in our pantry!


3 cups flour
1-1/2 cups salt
6 tsp cream of tartar
3 cups of cool water
3 tbsp cooking oil
Food coloring

Mix together the dry ingredients. Add food coloring to water (you can easily cut the recipe in half or thirds and make different colors at this point). Stir water and oil into dry mixture until smooth. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until you can pinch mixture and it does not stick to your fingers. Knead material while warm. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag. Keep in the fridge – just take it out 20 minutes before you are ready to play!

My friend said that she has had two containers of this in her fridge for at least 8 months and it’s still in great shape! Enjoy!


Christine said...

Wonderful! Thank you! I am going to try ti and I'll post it on my blog when I do! We just got a bunch of playdough for Christmas I'm sure we'll go through that quickly!

Deanna said...

And did you see, I put in a link in this to your blog!

Christine said...

I did see that! Thank you!

Christine said...

and look! you now have 1000 visitors!

Deanna said...

Hooray! How exciting -- I've been waiting all week for that, actually!