The school holidays are still here and I was talked into making a fresh batch of playdough.
I almost forgot the joy of sinking my fingers into hot, fresh, squishy, springy playdough on a cold winter day.
Here’s the recipe –
2 cups of plain flour
½ cup of salt
4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
1 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 cups of water
Some drops of food colouring
1) Put all the ingredients into a pot and stir well!
2) Heat on a medium/low heat until mixture thickens, stirring continuously.
My 4 year old’s favourite colour is now yellow. So the playdough looks like custard.
3) It takes about 10 minutes to turn into a thick sticky mess. Keep stirring to heat the dough evenly.
4) Once it sticks together, roll it into a ball in the pot. Press the ball with your fingers, it should be spongy, not sticky.
Take it off the heat and leave it for 5 minutes to cool down.
Hey presto, perfect playdough that is smooth, elastic, soft, malleable, holds its shape, does not smell of chemicals.
It can last up to 3 months when placed in the fridge in a sealed container. When I reuse it, I like to put it into my microwave for 60seconds to warm and soften it up again.