So, what does one homeschooling mother with a very efficient child do?
Well, when she’s done with her Math, she let’s her make play dough! 😉
Some twenty years ago, I began a quest for a recipe for play dough. It took me a few years, several pounds of flour, and a few pounds of salt, but I got it!
So, for about 15 years now, I’ve been making our own play dough.
Today, as my 12-year-old was making it for the first time, on her own, I realized that I have not shared this recipe with you yet.
So, if you are looking for a quick fix to some boredom issues, or a fun activity for practicing measurements, I’ve got it! 😉
It really only takes a few minutes to make and provides WEEKS of fun!! That’s right, it takes A LOT for this play dough to dry out! Unless of course you leave it out on purpose for over 24 hours or in the sun. *sigh*
We hope you have as much with it as we do!
First, find a pot that you can easily stir in.
Then, add all of the following ingredients:
2 C all purpose flour (given the nutritional value, you’re not wasting anything! ;))
1 C salt (like Dollar Tree salt)
3 T Cream of Tartar (if you buy in bulk, it’s WAY cheaper!)
2 C water
2 T oil (again, Dollar Tree)
*Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the dough begins to pull away.
*Remove from heat, dump on your workspace, and knead.
**It will be hot at first, but will cool quickly.
**At this point, you can color it. We’ve used unsweetened Kool Aid packets in the past, they give it color and scent. Today, we added a few drops of food coloring and almond extract. So, whatever you’ve got, try it out! 😉
Keepin’ it real,