Hannah has finally got to the stage where she "gets" activities like painting & play dough. I love this stage of development. It's such a joy watching them grow and learn through creativity.
I can't take credit for this Play Dough Recipe. It was given to me years ago from Emily's Day Care teacher. I've tried several different Play Dough recipes over the years, but I always come back to this one. It never fails and lasts for ages.
What you'll need...
2 Cups Plain Flour
1 Cup Salt
4 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
2 Cups Water
2 Tablespoons Oil
1. In a large saucepan, mix the dry ingredients
2. Add 2 cups of water to a measuring jug and add oil and a few drops of food colouring
3. Gradually add the water mix to the dry mix, until mixed well
4. Cook on stove top on a medium to high setting for about 3-6 minutes, stirring constantly
5. You'll know when the dough is cooked because the mixture will leave the sides of the saucepan and form a mass
6. Once cooled. Knead for about a minute and then you're ready for play!
** Store dough in a plastic container so that it doesn't dry out. It should last a few months.
I'm enjoying watching Hannah learn how to roll little balls, big balls and big long sausages! It also gives me a giggle to see the scrunched up look on her face when she tries to taste the salty dough!