Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Homemade Play Dough

Ok Yes I am aware I take the WORST pictures of anyone on Gods Green Earth.  But you get the general idea right?

My little bug had a major asthma attack and we've been home for 6 straight days.  So, what a perfect time to make homemade play dough!  Jalen did all the work except for the cooking on the stove part, only because her little arms tired out.

Homemade Play Clay
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2 c flour
2 c warm water
1 c salt
2 tbls veggie oil (I actually used Canola oil)
1 tbls cream of tartar
* Extract (we used Almond because it was in my cupboard and I hate it and wanted to use it lol)
* Food coloring (we used neon if you can believe it - please note I DID NOT MAKE THESE COLORS)

Combine all ingredients in a pot EXCEPT extract and food coloring.  Stir continuously over low heat until it resembles mashed potatoes.  It should pull off the sides and come together in the center of the pan.  If its sticky, cook it a little more.  Set it aside until its cool enough to handle.

Separate into small balls (I only used 5 but could have easily done 8 or so).  Put each little ball in a bowl and make a well in the center.  Add several drops of food coloring and a drop or 2 of extract.  USING GLOVED HANDS - combine thoroughly.  I used 1/2 pint canning jars to store it in.

Keep in a sealed container or it will dry out.  It can remain pliable for up to 6 months!
Would be a great give away at a kids party.  Stack 3 colors in canning jars, tie with a pretty ribbon and write the recipients name on it :)

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