Thursday, July 17, 2008

Homemade Playdough Recipe

This morning I made a new batch of playdough for the toddlers I would see in class. My favorite home recipe requires cooking the dough over medium heat. For best results, it needs to be well-kneaded while still warm. My good friends at Sam's helped me knead, despite the fact that other customers thought we were some sort of rehab group (the warm dough IS very soothing and relaxing). Their creativity was evident. Thanks again for your help! Here is my recipe, which can be easily halved.
Place the following in a large sauce pan:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups water (add food coloring as desired)
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar

Add all ingredients and stir over medium heat until the dough forms a large glob, usually less than 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and let dough cool a bit. Divide dough into several large balls and knead warm dough until a smooth consistency is obtained. Little children like to feel the temperature change from warm to cool.

Store in a plastic sealed container. Dough will easily last for 1 month. Let your inner child's creativity out!

Jean gets creative ....... but any suggestions as to what she created? Even she doesn't know.

Bill, how did you get inspired to make a........bagel?

Toucan Glenn

Kneading the dough.......ahhh, warm playdough

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is this Romper Room for seniors? I bet Charlestown does not offer this kind of experience.