Fireflies: Play Dough: Colors of the Rainbow!         

May 30, 2012

Play Dough: Colors of the Rainbow!

CLICK HERE for a great post from the blog, Musings from a Stay at Home Mom.  You will find detailed pictures posted to go along with the playdough recipe - for those of you who are visual learners like me.

The recipe in the blog listed above is one that you have to cook.  Below you will find a recipe I have used, for uncooked play dough.  I have made both, and both are easy, I promise.   

I had great fun making playdough with my 3 year old and 2 year old grandsons creating playdough treasures together: letters and a fierce pirate ship!  (pics below)

Uncooked Play Dough
2 cups of plain flour
4 tablespoons of 'cream of tartar'
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cup of salt
2 cups of boiling water
food coloring

Place everything in a large bowl and mix.   You might think it won't blend thoroughly at first, but keep mixing. Once it comes together, place on a flat surface and begin kneading until it has a smooth texture.

Along with food coloring, try adding kool-aid for colors.   Not only does it create wonderful colors; it smells great too.   Peppermint oil also has a great smell and causes the playdough to last even longer.

Adding color to our cooked playdough.
We added raspberry kool-aid to this batch! 
Rolling and cutting playdough kept him
happily occupied for over an hour!   
Raspberry kool-aid colored play dough with glitter!
We bought plastic A-Z cookie cutters, cut out
letters, and practiced "reading".
Getting ready to build our pirate ship!

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