Playdough is a fun activity for kids rain or shine. They love getting their hands in it, squishing it in their fingers, making fun shapes and mixing all the colors even when you tell them not to. My kids love it. I used regular Play Doh for years, but found that it lost its pliable feel and got tough to work with after so many uses. Instead of buying more, I recently decided to make my own and wow was it EASY. I tried two recipes and both were equally simple and had all the ingredients in my cupboard. They both came out perfect and after many uses the playdough is still as soft as when I made it. Love that! The only thing that changed are the colors because my kids eventually mixed them all together.
I added the two recipes I used, but if you feel adventurous and want to find other fun recipes, check out Playdoughrecipe.com.
2 Cups Baking Soda
1 1/2 Cups Water
1 Cup Water
*Mix with a fork until smooth. Boil over medium heat until thick. Spoon onto plate or wax paper to cool.
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
1 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Oil
2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
*Mix flour, salt, oil and cream of tartar, and slowly add water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until dough becomes stiff. Turn out onto wax paper and let cool. Knead the playdough with your hands until you have proper consistency. Use as is, or divide into balls and add a few drops of the vegetable juice to make green, pink, and orange.