Thursday, 27 October 2011

Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough

I am always looking for ways to help my kids create, have fun and learn all at the same time.  A fun inexpensive activity to do inside the house is make your own playdough!  I have a few different recipes that I have used in my classroom and I have recently been trying them at home with my oldest son. Here are some of my favorite homemade playdough recipes! 
* for an added aroma touch add some vanilla extract and add food colouring to customize your shades!

1.Close to the real stuff playdough

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup salt
any colour of food colouring
  • Mix all dry ingredients together
  • Add the oil and water
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until reaching the consistency of mashed potatoes. 
  • Remove from heat  and food coloring
  • Divide into balls and work in color by kneading the playdough

2. No Cook/No Fuss Playdough Recipe

1 cup of flour
1 cup of boiling water
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
a half cup of salt
1 tablespoon of oil

  • Simply mix all the ingredients together. Be careful as it can be quite hot!
  • Divide into balls and work in color by kneading the playdough

3. Nutty Butter Playdough

*This is not a recipe for anyone with Nut Allergies

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup honey
1 cup oatmeal

  • Mix together and play 

4. Rubbery Playdough

2 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cornstarch

  • Mix with a fork until smooth. 
  • Boil over medium heat until thick. 
  • Spoon onto plate or wax paper.

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