Monday, May 13, 2013

Play Dough

What You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 or 2 drops Food Coloring
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Floured Board
  • Resealable Plastic Bag (or other air-tight container)

What You Do:
  • Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan.
  • Have an adult help you heat the mixture on medium heat until it just starts to cook. Make sure to stir the mixture while it is heating. When it is done, the mixture should form a ball and look like sticky play dough.
  • Take the play dough from the pan and put it onto a floured board. Let it sit until it is cool to the touch.
  • Knead the dough by pushing it down and away from you and folding it over, until you have a smooth dough.
  • Mold the play dough into whatever interesting shapes you can think of!
  • When you are done playing, store your play dough in a resealable plastic bag, making sure to get as much air out of the bag as possible.

  • We like to keep our play dough in the refrigerator, where it will last for weeks!
  • Add a very small amount of vanilla, cinnamon, or other scent to make your dough have a wonderful smell.
  • We like to use liquid watercolor paints to color our dough — much more vibrant colors!

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