— by Mary May Larmoyeux —
One of the things our grandkids love to do is make “homemade play dough.” (Okay, I confess, I love playing with this stuff, too.)
Here’s the recipe that we use. You can also find it on page 63 of Help for Busy Moms: Purposeful Living to Simplify Life:
Homemade Play Dough (do not eat)
1 cup flour
½ cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Mix all dry ingredients. Add oil, water, and food coloring. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook until dough becomes one large ball. Empty onto waxed paper, Knead until smooth and cool. Immediately store in an airtight container.
Clear plastic jars make perfect “homemade play dough” containers. The dough stays soft and pliable, and you can tell the color at a quick glance.
Hope that you and your grandkids have many fun hours playing with this stuff! If they live out-of-town, you might want to send them the recipe (or send their moms the recipe) and ask for a picture of them having “homemade play dough” fun.
post and image © 2008 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.