Saturday, July 30, 2011
Homemade Scented Playdough
I realize this is a food blog, but humor me for a moment. Does it count as a recipe if it is a list of food ingredients? I'll be back later today with a recipe for something you might actually want to eat.
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 cup salt
.13 oz package of Koolaid, this provides the scent and the color
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, any oil will work
1 cup boiling water
Combine the dry ingredients and then add the wet. Stir with a spoon until it cools enough for you to knead. Knead the dough until it is smooth. If the dough is too wet, sprinkle in more flour a tablespoon at a time. I've listed above the exact measurements that I use most of the time. However, I've found that if it is a humid day it might require extra flour. I've added as much as an additional 1/3 cup of flour on occasion. Store the playdough in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*Tip for easy cleanup: Give each child a large baking sheet to use underneath his dough while he is playing.