April 20, 2012

Perfect Playdough Recipe

I got this recipe from the local Boys and Girls Club - so I knew it was tried and true - and it is amazing!
The dough is so soft, DOESN'T CRUMBLE, and this makes a great big batch, fast!

Perfect Playdough Recipe
Place all these ingredients in a medium sauce pan:

2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
2 Cups Water
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
Food Coloring (optional)

Cook on medium heat, stirring until the dough forms a ball.
Remove from heat and knead on a hard surface.
Let cool completely before storing in a Ziplock Bag.

The Boys and Girls Club said they keep theirs for at least 2 weeks (and I imagine they use theirs almost every day).  I haven't had this batch that long yet, but it is still perfectly soft.
The great thing about playdough is that it keeps my kids entertained for hours - and the really great thing about this recipe is that it reduces the amount of playdough that is tracked around the house!  We just use our regular playdough toys with this dough, but any old cookie cutters and plastic utensils would be just as fun!

I hope you can go make a little person really happy by making them a batch :)

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