Today Daniel and Caitlin made homemade play dough. I used to make play dough all the time with the girls when they were younger. We’d modify the recipe all the time and use powdered kool-aid mix to make it smell better and brighter colors. Well Caitlin being all grown up now and making it for the kids in her classroom came up with this concoctions.
Of course she had Daniel helping mix everything up with his own cooking stuff (IKEA has the best kid-size pots and pans!)
So incase any of you other wonderful parents out there want to get into the fall season and Halloween/thanksgiving time. I have supplied the recipe!
Very simple – homemade ingredients so if someone by chance decides to chomp on a piece of the play dough, they shouldn’t get sick!
1 c cold water
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1/2 c salt
1 Tbs cream of tartar
2 drops red food coloring
3 drops yellow food coloring
2 Tbs pumpkin pie spice
1 c flour
Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in saucepan, heat until warm and salt has blended. Remove from heat and add flour, until slightly thick and then put on a floured counter (so it won’t stick).
Note: The recipe calls for 1 c of flour but we always end up adding somewhere around 2 cups. This can be stored in a zip lock bag for 6 months. Or you can put it in a little container like we got from the $1 section at target.