Patriotic Play Dough

By | June 29, 2012

FEATURED POST BY: Nicole at Wonky Wonderful
I stumbled across this play dough post at Wonky Wonderful and had to share it with you all.  I know there are a lot of play dough recipes out there but this one is totally non toxic so if the kids want to eat some (which mine always do) it wont hurt them in any way.  It is also pretty easy to make and Nicole says the texture is better than the store bought dough it’s stretchier.  
I also want to give Nicole a big shout out, she has only been blogging for a month and I have to say her blog is great.  I have actually went through and read all her posts and really enjoy her writing and all the recipes and ideas she has. I highly encourage all of you to head on over and check it out.  Make sure you like her page so you can keep up with this up and coming blogger, I think she is going to be big!
I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of an Independence Day themed activity for my two year old daughter.  Since I needed to make a fresh batch of playdough anyway, I decided to color it Red, White and Blue … Patriotic Playdough. I used a recipe that was given to me by a teacher friend.  This method produces a smooth dough with a great elastic consistency. There are countless homemade playdough recipes on the internet, I have decided to add one more to that list.
1 cup warm water (add food coloring to water)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 Tb vegetable oil

These measurements will make a dough ball the size of a large grapefruit.

Mix all the ingredients together until smooth.

Cook on low using a nonstick pan.

Continue to stir and cook until dough is no longer sticky. (approximately 5-10 minutes)

Remove from pan, let cool and Start Playing!

There you have it!  Quick and simple homemade Playdough, and you know there are no added chemicals or harmful ingredients.

I hope you and your little ones enjoy!


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