I was tempted to take a photo of the pink musk lifesavers I have been been self medicating with to take away the metallic taste I have from my antibiotics….but that might have been silly!
Play dough and friends was what our day was about today. It doesn’t get much better than that.
I’ve had a few questions about our play dough in the past. With the magic of cutting and pasting from a previous post here’s how we make play dough around these parts….
I am sure that everyone out there has a recipe for homemade play dough…but this is ours.
You will need:
2 cups of plain flour
4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
2 tablespoons of oil
1 cup of salt
2 cups of boiling water
We put our flour and cream of tartar into a large mixing bowl. While in another we mix the salt with the boiling water and oil. By mixing the salt and the boiling water at this point you improve the consistency of the final dough as it disolves a large proportion of the salt before it is mixed with the flour. This makes the final dough less ‘grainy’.
If you only wish to make your dough one colour then you can add your food colouring to the water/salt/oil mix. This will give you the evenest colour with the least amount of effort.
Combine all of your ingredients in the bowl that holds the flour and stir until it’s all combined. Basically that’s it. All that is left is to turn it out and knead the dough.
coming together nicely
out on the board
a pea green beauty
If you prefer (as we often do) to make many colours from your batch then do not add your dye to the salt mix and instead separate the final dough mix into smaller bundles and add the dye to the finished dough. Now knead it until your little bundle is evenly coloured.
This can be quite a lovely thing to do. The dough is warm and pliable and you can feel it as it becomes more and more silky. All part of the wonderful and simple chemistry that is play dough creation.