Monday, July 30, 2012

Play dough time!

Another rainy day, another indoor activity! Lack of clothing while making it was Maisie's nod to the summer. Making play dough is the perfect impromptu activity, as all the ingredients are usually to hand. We got the idea from this lovely blog.

Play Dough
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 cup salt

The salt is to preserve the mixture and like Erin I didn't have enough so I just stuck in a little bit. We mixed everything together and heated it in a pot until the mixture clumped together in the middle of the pot.

When it cooled a bit we added some food colouring and mixed it up. Sticky and fun!


Truthfully though, our play dough didn't turn out that great. It was too sticky. I was too impatient with the cooking I think! Sometimes I have this problem with the simpler things...yesterday I made THE worst rice crispie buns ever and I burn the porridge more mornings than I'd care to admit to. So the play dough was more fun to make than to play with. But the making of it was fun enough to want to try again and hopefully a little more expertly next time!


  1. my first batch ever was too sticky too-- left a weird disgusting residue. so i thought 'oh this was awful.. i'll just buy it next time'
    but tried it one more time after reading comments about SERIOUSLY cooking it. so i cooked the crap out of it! totally works!

    i also read that sugar can be a good preservative. but i don't mind the preservative so much since i wasn't planning on keeping it for more than that day's worth of play..

    1. That's gas! Well it's good to know I'm not the only one who can mess up play dough!! Will def give it another try x

  2. It sounds like you cook much like me. Sometimes I just don't have enough patience or I get distracted. I love the photos!