How to make playdough
My kids love playdough. I bought a ton of it when Maya was little and it’s lasted like 4 years. We only had about 4 colors left that you could even shape and those were getting pretty hard. So, I decided to get my google on.
How to make playdough:
2 cups warm water, 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tbsp cream of tarter
Dump it all into a pan (or have your five-year-old do it).
Mix. I was concerned about the lumps.
But, not that concerned, Batman was ready for some playdough! Throw it on the stove on low heat and stir, stir, stir. Like, for real, keep stirring.
Just when you think your arm won’t let you stir anymore, your spoon will stand up.
And the playdough will pull away from the sides.
This is where you’ll be all, “Boom! I just made homemade playdough! Little House on the Prairie, I got this.”
Divide up into as many balls as you want colors. We wanted eight.
Get a plastic mat and some food colors. Then place small divots into the center of each ball.
Drop in a couple drops of color.
Start by mashing the outside in towards the color. Try to stay away from the color as much as possible.
This is where you’re all, “I wish I woulda gone all-natural and used some sort of coloring that wouldn’t have stained my fingers.” But, really, who has time for natural. It’s just the earth, we wanna play with playdough!?
All eight colors.
If you were smart, you would have washed and saved your old playdough containers, like me. I’m smart.
Then, let your kids put the awesome new playdough into the corresponding colors. This is like homeschooling here. Everyone’s smooshing colors into the correct colored containers. Total learning experience.
This is where your five-year-old will say, “Take a picture of me holding the pink!”
And your two-year-old will say, “Take a picture of me picking the color that matches my Mardi Gras beads.”
So, there it is folks, Homemade Playdough 101.