Friday, 26 November 2010
How to make Playdough
With the holiday season coming up, I'm guessing now is a really good time for it!
Playdough is extremely easy to make and I actually prefer this version to the commercial Play-Doh stuff - this is more workable!
half a cup of salt
1 tablespoon of Cream of Tartar
some food colouring
and a nice dollop of cooking oil.
The cooking oil helps with stickiness at the end, I can't tell you how much I use - I just pour, but it looks to be at least 2 tablespoons. Maybe more. If this comes out sticky, pour more in your next batch.
Add one cup of just-boiled water.
It has to be HOT! Work quickly!
I mean it! MIX!
Go! Go! Go!
It should end up looking like this. A nice warm, soft dough that makes even adults want to sink their fingers into it!
And if some goes into the carpet, don't panic.
Let it dry, scrape with a dinner knife and vacuum.