Sunday, 18 January 2009

Play Dough

I made many batches of this play dough when our children were young. It handles well and keeps soft for a long time in a plastic bag. It can also be rolled out and cut into shapes, dried and painted. I made a double batch today for Sunday School and it was a great hit. Now that we have fewer toys in the house for young visiting guests, this could be an option to occupy little hands creatively. It is too salty to eat and those who try to taste it are quickly discouraged from ingesting more.

2 cups white flour
1 cup salt
4 tbsp cream of tartar
2 cups warm water
2 tbsp oil

I add a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon or you can add 1 package of dried, unsweetened drink mix for scent and colour.

Mix all ingredients and place in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium stirring constantly until mixture thickens into a ball. Turn out onto a table and knead till smooth. Let it cool and place in a plastic container.

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