Just reading on Nurturestore blog about making playdough. I think I linked to this wonderful playdough recipe last year sometime, but I always have to search hard for it when I come to make it myself, so will put it in full. This is more to make my life easier than anything:
1 Minute Playdough recipe:
Your will need:
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar (Cream of Tartar is a natural powdered raising agent for use in scones, drop scones, soda bread and a wide range of other recipes)
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- I cup of boiling water (from the kettle) mixed with
some food colouring (OR a the contents of three blackcurrant dazzler fruit tea bags for lovely fruity rich purple)
What to do:
Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix vigourously with the hot water.
Makes wonderful playdough which lasts for ages in little plastic sandwich bags.
It is the best recipe, and works perfectly everytime, and is ultra simple for when you have kids ready sitting at the table ready to play when you suddenly realise you haven’t got any!! Keeps for ages out of the fridge, put in a sealed container. We add glitter, food colouring and scents like vanilla essence and peppermint oil for randomness!! I haven’t tried the tea bag suggestion though…!