Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cooking With Lillie - Making Playdough Part 2

Part 2 of making playdough! See this post to go to the beginning.
Once the burner is on medium, soon the wet dough will begin to form and look like this. Keep stirring. ;)

You may have to start flopping the dough over to make sure all is getting heated. It will soon start to take on a solid form. The color will brighten up also.

When it looks like the above picture, I flop it out onto a counter and begin kneading it and helping it cool down. WARNING: it will be very hot. You may have to wait a few minutes before you can knead it.

Let it cool enough for your anxious child to play, and your done! Enjoy! This batch makes quite a bit. It can be doubled, but you will need a bigger skillet because this recipe fills mine to the brim!
Grandmas Soft Playdough

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cup salt
3 cups water
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon cream of tarter
food coloring
spices or extract for smell

First mix all the dry ingredients
(for this time, I added allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sometimes I add lavender, or vanilla)
Then add all the dry ingredients and mix together.
Turn stove on medium heat.
Stir till dough takes form and looks like playdough!

We store ours in a tupperware container and use it for months!

So tell me? How do you make your playdough?

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