Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Perfect Play Dough
Perfect Play Dough Recipe
This is the recipe from my children's preschool. It is awesome and I have never had a problem making it. The dough is super soft and lasts a very long time if you keep it in an airtight container.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup salt
2 TBL cream of tartar (to keep fresh)
1 cup water
2 TBL oil
kool-aid packet (optional for scent, be mindful of the color of the kool-aid, it will change the color of your play dough)
Combine flour, salt and cream of tartar in a pan. Add water, food coloring and oil and stir. Add Kool-aid and stir. Once mixed together, put pan over low heat and stir until a ball forms in the middle (the mixture will be sticky). This usually takes 3-4 minutes. Make sure you scrape the sides down and get in the corners when stirring so you don't end up with burnt dough.
Dump out on a counter and kneed until it has cooled down a bit.
At this point you can either add glitter and/or essential oils for added effect.
The kool-aid is not a necessity but it does make the dough smell really good. It also will effect the color of the dough so make sure you choose the appropriate color of kool-aid for the color of dough you will be making.
You can keep it in a zip-loc bag or container for many moments of enjoyment. This makes a great gift! Tie a bow around your container and gift it to playmates and mothers of new babies with toddlers. I also always made a large batch to give to the kinder-teacher on the first day of school!
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