Foundation teachers - best play dough recipe

(8 Posts)
Heirhelp Sun 20-Nov-16 19:39:28

A bit cheeky as the play dough is for use at home but as s secondary teacher I have only made play dough for school once and it was rubbish!

gingerhobo48 Sun 20-Nov-16 19:49:10

I double up and use 2 mugs of water, 2 mugs of flour, I mug of salt. I also add 4 tablespoons of cooking oil, 6 teaspoons of cream of tartar and food colouring for colour. I heat it all up in a saucepan, stirring continuously on not too high a flame as it can burn. Once it has all come together and looks play dough like, I remove from the heat, turn out on a plate or chopping board, let it cool and knead. Once it has cooled down , store in a container or bag and it will keep fresh in the fridge for a while.
I know some do it in a microwave but I haven't ever made it this way.

StarCrossdSkys Sun 20-Nov-16 19:55:37

Same recipe but use boiling water and you don't need to cook it in a pan. Add the colouring to the water for an even result.

Sleeperandthespindle Sun 20-Nov-16 19:57:02

Look at The Imagination Tree blog for great playdough and other sensory materials.

Heirhelp Sun 20-Nov-16 20:11:24

Great. Thank you.

TheTroubleWithAngels Sun 20-Nov-16 20:11:36

Seriously, just buy it!

cardboardPeony Sun 20-Nov-16 20:13:46

theimaginationtree.com/2012/04/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe.html

This is great. Soft, lasts forever. You do need to put more water than you think though. It does all get absorbed.

Randytortoise Sun 20-Nov-16 20:14:05

2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar and 2 tsp cooking oil. 2 cups of boiling water.
Mix all dry ingredients then add the wet and food colouring.
If you keep it in a sealed container it will last a few weeks.

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