My son was not feeling well today.
In our home, when my son is sick, nothing else gets done.
I made playdough; we played with it for hours before he went to bed for a nap. That was a wonderful life saver for mommy. I wish I could have taken the time to take pictures but the idea of that came to me after I completed my task. I will share the recipe today (for those of you who wants to just jump in and try it), and I will post more detailed recipe (with pictures) in the future blog.
This recipe was given to me when I was working as a Teacher’s Helper back in early 90’s. Since then, I made it and gave it away as gifts or made it for Sunday School. If you keep this in a air tight container and store it in a cool place, it stays soft for weeks! Many times, I head stories on reasons why many women prefer non cooked over cooked playdough recipe. When you follow the cooked playdough recipe the wrong way, it ends up too grainy or it has too many lumps. I will share my tricks to avoid lumpy or grainy play dough.
You Will Need:
- Flour 1 cup
- Boiling Water 1 cup
- Salt 1/2 cup
- Cream of Tartar 1 table spoon
- Vegetable oil 1 table spoon
- Desired Amount of Food Color or Food Coloring Gel
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Medium or Large Sauce Pan
- Mixing Spoon
- Wax Paper
Overall Prep Time : 10 – 15 minutesStep 1 Boil the water in the medium bowl ( I usually do that in the microwave). Step 2 Add the salt in the boiling water then stir until the salt is COMPLETELY dissolved. Step 3 Add oil and food coloring into the salty water. Step 4 In the dry small bowl, mix flour and cream of tartar together Step 5 Wait until the liquid mixture has cooled down . Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Get rid of all the lumps while you mix. Step 6 You will end up with what looks like pancake batter. Step 7 On medium heat ( 4-5 on the dial), stir the batter in the sauce pan. Step 8 In about 2-3 minutes you will start to see the change in texture and thickness. Step 9 If it burps (air bubbles ) too much, then lower the heat down (3-2 on the dial) and continue string Step 10 Keep string the mixture until the mixture forms a ball around the spoon. Step 11 Transfer the dough onto the wax paper then wait until it cools down. Cover the dough loosely with the wax paper. Step 12 Lightly oil your hands and knead the cooled but warm dough. Step 13 Store the dough in the zip lock bag or air tight container.
Have Fun Cooking … and please share how it comes out for you.