Homemade Play Dough
You can make great playdoh so quickly & for next to nothing!
The quantities below make a ball of dough about 10cm diameter. If you have a large pan (e.g. stock or preserving pan) you can simply multiply the quantites. I make it in multiples of 10+ for our local toddler craft group.
The amount of food colouring required is very variable. For example if using blue liquid colouring you may need half a bottle as opposed to a few drops of yellow.
1 cup plain flour
1 cup warm water
half a cup salt
1 tbsp cooking oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
Food colouring, as required
Put all the ingredients into a pan and mix thoroughly. Leave to stand for a few minutes to allow the flour to absorb the water and the lumps to soften. If desired, use a hand blender to give a smoother mixture (optional).
Cook the mixture over a low heat, stirring continuously. Remove from the heat when the majority of the mixture has turned to dough. At this point DON'T PANIC - some bits will look more cooked than others. Knead the dough until smooth. Allow to cool thoroughly, kneading occasionally to stop a skin forming, before placing in an airtight container or bag.
We stock a range of playdough tools in our eBay shop
More craft and party ideas coming soon.
Louise at Moonstone Craft Supplies