To make playdough, you will need:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar (I’ve made it without – it just wasn’t so elastic)
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- a few drops of food colouring
Mix everything together in a saucepan. Whisk to get the lumps out! Cook over a medium heat. Stir continuously until it forms a dough (about 5 mins). Cool and knead.
Ideas for play:
- Squash it and roll it.
- Cut it with knives or biscuit cutters.
- Squeeze it through a sieve or garlic press to make ‘hair’.
- Make imprints in it with forks and bottle tops.
- Make people, animals or food.
- ‘Cook’ it using toy or real pans, plates and spoons.
- Have a pretend birthday party! Make playdough party food a playdough birthday cake. Add real candles, sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and blow the candles out!
Playdough can be kept for months in an airtight container.
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