How To Make Play Dough
If you are looking for something new for the kids in the holidays then this is it. Not only will they enjoy making it with the supervision of an adult but will gain hours of fun playing with it. Whats more it cost very little as it is made with ingredients most households have in the grocery cupboard.
What you'll need:
Food Colouring: red yellow and blue
1 Teaspoon cooking oil
150 ml Water
50 grams Salt
100 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
A wooden spoon for stirring.
Put the flour, salt cream of Tartar and the cooking oil into a saucepan and stir together.
Add 1-2 teaspoons of red food colouring to the water and stir well. The more you add the deeper the colour will be.
Gradually add the water to the mixture, mixing thoroughly to remove any lumps.
Cook over a low to medium heat. Stir continuously until the dough becomes thick and leaves the sides of the pan almost clean.
Scrape the mixture from the saucepan onto a smooth flat surface. Put the saucepan into soak immediately. Make up two more batches of blue and yellow play dough.
Leave the play dough to cool for at least 10 minutes. Before using the dough ask an adult to cut it with a knife to test the inside has cooled.
Knead the cooled play dough until it becomes smooth and pliable. you can mix two or three colours to get a marbled effect.
This is cheap and fun to make. If you have one of those children that eats things they should not then you know that this will not poison them. However the salt content would probably put them off!
STORAGE TIP: Roll each colour into a ball and wrap in cling film. Store in an air tight container and store in the fridge.