Spring Break 2014: Homespun Playdough

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So, since the weather is sour today…I thought I would share this fun little DIY to keep the kiddos busy! Play-dough is so easy to make at home…and my kids end up wasting most of it when they pull it out anyway, so why not make it? The kids can help, and then bask in their glory while creating little rocket ships and piglets! (Or in our case, pine trees!)

Here’s what you need:

1 c. flour

1 c. warm water

1/2 c. of salt

1 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil

1/2 Tbsp of Cream of Tartar

Mix all of the ingredients together in a saucepan. Warm over a low heat until dough begins to form. Once your mixture begins to clump together in the center of the pan, and resembles play-dough, remove from heat and allow to cool. I died my dough with yellow food coloring, any color will do. Dough will dry out a bit while cooling, so once it is cool enough to touch, wet your hand and knead it together some more.  Add about 5-10 drops to your of food coloring to dough and knead through. Alternate between color and water until it seems to be the correct consistency. (This doesn’t take long, just don’t be afraid to play with it.)

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