got 15 minutes and a couple of bored toddlers? (aka homemade play dough)
Homemade Play Dough
Mix 1 cup salt
with 2 tsp vegetable, cannola, or safflower oil
and 1 cup water
In another bowl, mix 3 cups flour
with 2 tablespoons corn starch.
Add to the salt water mixture. It should feel like too-dry dough, but still come together.
Separate into however many colors you want. Mix food coloring with a little bit of water (I use powdered food coloring). Don’t let the 1-year-old hold the blue food coloring.
and add to the dough, kneading until thoroughly mixed. (This extra water should change the consistency so that it no longer feels “too dry” but has a cool, rubbery texture.)
Store in plastic bags.
Use cookie cutters, small rolling pins, or lots of imagination!
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you’re supermom hallee!
love homemade playdough. i just made one last week using oil, flour, and salt. super easy and i didn’t have to cook it! it was also using all natural dye(beet juice, spices, etc) we used paprika.
I read recently about all different ideas for natural dyes. I wasn’t prepared for that. This was a spontaneous moment. I’d just finished two batches of bread and Scott wasn’t ready to leave the kitchen yet.
Aww Tracie – thank you. But, I have a feeling that you’ll soon be giving me a run for my money. :)
the food coloring doesn’t really bother me to put in play doh or food for that matter. it was just something different!
You can also add a pouch of Kool-Aid for super yummy smelly playdoh! Learned that trick from the preschool I worked at in college.
what a great idea! Thanks, Holly!