Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Monday, 31 August 2009

Quick n Easy Playdough

If you are in a hurry or don't have the right ingredients, here's a very quick version of playdough.

You will need:

2 cups white flour
1 cup water

Mix em together! If it is too wet, add more flour. If it is dry, add water a few drops at a time.

Add a teaspoon of kool-aid or similar for coloring if you like. This won't keep well and, to be honest, isn't as good as the cooked version, but it's easy and fast and the kids can make it themselves.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Easy Basic Playdough

Squishy, squashy, squeezy. What can be more fun than a big pile of play dough on a rainy afternoon? What's more, it is easy to make at home and the kids can even join in the process. Here's an easy and inexpensive basic recipe to get you started.

You will need:

2 cups white flour
2 cups warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
¼ cup of salt

Mix the ingredients together and place in a saucepan over a low to medium heat. Stir continuously until the mixture is smooth. Remove from the pan and knead until you get the right consistency. Allow to cool. The play dough will keep in a plastic container or bag for several weeks.

In my next post I'll give you some more advanced recipes, including no-cook play dough and even sparkling dough!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

How to Make Playdough

This blog will describe how to make your own playdough at home easily and inexpensively.