Thursday, June 24, 2010

Home Made Play Doh!

Last week my sister gave me this huge tub of cool play doh toys that Chandler didn’t play with anymore. My little guys were so excited, but Travis was like “Where’s the Play Doh?” Now, I have bought Play Doh many times. The boys forget to put it back in the container and it dries up…or…Travis eats it…Ya I know…gross. lol What is with kids and eating Play Doh!

So, I decided instead of forking out the 15 buck for a pack of Play Doh, we would just make our own! Today we did just that and the boys loved it.

First we gathered our supplies…

2 cups warm water, 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon cream of tartar!

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I didn’t have any Cream of Tartar, so I got a little from my Mom :)

Next mix it all together, once it is mixed put it on the stove over medium heat and stir, stir, stir. 

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The dough will begin to thicken. When the dough pulls away from the sides and clumps in the center pull it off the heat and plop it out onto a cutting board to cool.

Let it get nice and cool and then kneed it till its nice and smooth. Now you can add your colors. I had green, red and yellow food coloring, I have no idea what happened to the blue. But it doesn’t really matter anyway because the boy are going to end up mixing all the colors!

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To mix in the colors, just make a little hole in the center and squirt it in. Then start Kneading it in, try not to color your hands too. :)

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Now it’s time to play! fun! And if your kids sneak a little taste, it’s safe. Very salty…but no chemicals!

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Have fun with your kids and make some today!

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2 comments:

Nadine said...

I love your templates, and I like your storys and pics- great idea!
thanks- Nadine from Germany

Lynelle's Designs said...

We have the same issue with dry playdoh. I hate wasting money on it too. Looks like the boys had fun! :)

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