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Making presents with ds but need help!

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hayleylou Thu 17-Feb-05 09:36:48

Does anyone know how to make playdoh (if thats what it is called) that you can bake in the oven to give as presents. ds really enjoys playdoh and to are visiting family next week and thought it might be nice to make and give!!

Beansmum Thu 17-Feb-05 10:01:40

1 cup of fine salt
1 cup of flour
1/2 a cup of water

Mix the flour and the salt together in a large bowl. Depending on the flour brand, you may need a different amount of water so it is best to make a well in the center and pour in the water. You have to knead until smooth and elastic and non-sticky dough.

Shape the dough into a ball and wrap it into a plastic film in order to prevent it from drying. The dough is now ready to be used.

make it into whatever you want and then cook

If the object air dried a little, start cooking at 50°C. After about 30 minutes, you can gently increase up to 100°C. Then you have to estimate the cooking time, the thicker the object, the longer it needs to dry!

For each centimeter, count roughly 2 hours at 100°C. It obviously also depends on your oven. So check out from time to time your object, it should sound hollow if it is well cooked!

if you want to brown the objects, increase the temperature at the end up to 170-200°C and check very often.

If you have prepared the object on aluminum, remove it at the middle of the cooking so as to put the object directly on the grill. This way both sides of the objects can dry.

Beansmum Thu 17-Feb-05 10:03:09

you can add colour with food colourings or some spices, or paint it after it has cooked.

hayleylou Thu 17-Feb-05 10:03:35

Great Thanks Beansmum.... what flour or doesn't it matter!

Beansmum Thu 17-Feb-05 10:06:20

just plain flour if you are going to colour them. If you want brown gifts use brown flour!

hayleylou Thu 17-Feb-05 10:19:08

Do you know any any websites that will help with deciding what activities to do with ds cooking, making etc!!

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