This entry was supposed to be posted last week, as part of my "Recipe of the Week" series. However, my laptop DIED and only resurrected today, so apologies that this is late!
The kids took out their play dough box on Saturday and to our horror, all our play dough had gone hard and crusty. You should have seen Ben try to "slice" the rock-like substance. We quickly decided that we would make our own play dough, having heard from people how easy and economical it was to do so.
True enough, this recipe yielded amazing result--soft, pliable playdough in 1 minute, with no cooking involved. And if kept in zip lock bags, I'm told this playdough will last for weeks--well I can't verify that since it's only been a couple of days. But so far, it's been great!
I got this recipe from Becoming Domestic, a blog.
1 minute Playdough recipe:
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
1 tbsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp oil
1 cup of boiling water
1 tsp food colouring
Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix vigorously with the hot water.
I kid you not! (We made 4 batches of play dough, 1 batch=recipe above.)