Today is kind of a dreary, humid day. Two of the older kids have special events to attend, but the 3 youngest are here at home
getting into things looking for something to do. Thankfully, my almost empty pantry had all the ingredients needed to make homemade playdough!
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup of water
1 TBSP oil
2 TBSP cream of tartar
1 package of Kool-aid (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together in a pot and cook on medium heat. Stir constantly. You will think that it is not working out, but just when you’re about to second-guess yourself, the dough will form into a ball. Remove from heat at this point. The dough is hot! Wait until it cools to mix in food coloring. I actually mixed in dye-free Kool-aid while making the dough on the stove. I did that so that our playdough would smell good 🙂
I let my 3 1/2 yr. old help make the dough. I doubled the recipe.
She loved pouring in all the ingredients and was so proud to be making her own playdough. I really need to come up with more kid cooking activities to do with her. She had so much fun.
I went ahead and mixed the food coloring with the dough because I wasn’t sure how messy that would be. It wasn’t too bad. You could start it, and then let the kids really mix it in. At this point you can also add glitter. That sounded like too big of a mess so we opted not to do that 🙂
For a printable recipe card and lots of playdough links, check out Jimmie’s Playdough article.