Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Cooked Playdough

I absolutely love the smell and feel of warm, freshly made playdough!
It's been a very long time since I've made some but I decided that my eldest was ready for it.
It was important for me to involve her so I let her help me put all the dry ingredients in the saucepan. She had a slight meltdown when I took it away to cook it. Luckily I had playschool recorded from earlier the morning so I managed to distract her with a bit of box watching. 

 Cooked Playdough
1 cup salt
2 cups plain flour
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil
2 cups water
food colouring

Mix everything in a saucepan. Add colouring. Cook on medium heat for 5min stirring constantly. Store in an airtight container in fridge.

Oh dear I must clean my windows!

Hint: If you have a problem with your child eating playdough just add more salt.
Kids usually hate the salty taste.


  1. Haha - the salt comment!!
    It has the opposite effect with my 3yr old, the saltier the better, he thinks!! SO YUK!! although I do remember sampling it when I was a kid!!

  2. LOL! There's just no stopping some kids :)


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