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Recipe for Playdough Please!

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charliecat Sat 08-May-04 12:39:35

Its raining outside and I fancy making playdough with the kids...can anyone tell me how please? Thanks!

misdee Sat 08-May-04 12:55:05

6 oz flour
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon veg oil
300ml warm water
3oz salt

chuck it all in a pan, heat gently and stir till it goes into a ball of dough. leave for a few minutes to cool down, seperate into however many coloyrs u want, add a few drops of food dye to each lot and knead untill all mixed in. have fun!!

SoupDragon Sat 08-May-04 12:56:30

If you add the colouring to the water at the start, it's easier to get it a solid colour. Not that it matters much.

misdee Sat 08-May-04 12:57:51

ah, but i have little tubs, and add the dyes after to make lots of lovely colours. not that they stay that way after the kids start playing anyway lol.

SoupDragon Sat 08-May-04 13:16:02

Surely you don't let them have more than one colour at a time??? Oh dear... I'm going to have to go and lie down, I've come over all faint...

dogwalker Sat 08-May-04 13:17:21

what a good mum you are misdee . . .

misdee Sat 08-May-04 13:18:45

so good, i let them glue in the living room and then didnt worry about the glue on the laminate. btw, is it easy to peel glittery glue off floors?

SoupDragon Sat 08-May-04 13:19:23

Much easier than it is to get glitter off the carpet.

misdee Sat 08-May-04 13:20:41

actually, talking of glitter, if u have the fine stuff, more like dust than glitter u can add that to play dough as well for extra sparkle.

charliecat Sat 08-May-04 13:20:41

Thank You! Off to do that now!

Peckarollover Mon 31-Jan-05 15:28:15

What if i dont have cream of tartar? or scales for that matter!

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:29:19

i have a no bake recipie somehwhere.

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:31:22

2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
1 cup cold water
1 tablespoon cooking oil

just mix all together in a bowl. add food colourings

Peckarollover Mon 31-Jan-05 18:14:41

Thankyou misdee! We did as you suggested and had lots of fun x

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