Ethan has been complaining that the playdough I have been making is becoming too crumbly. Sometimes he will say it’s too soft!
Well, that’s when I chanced upon a very interesting Playdough recipe from How Does She?. It claimed to produce the squishiest Playdough ever.
And I couldn’t wait to try it out.
This recipe had one ingredient I did not have in my original Playdough recipe, and that’s cream of tartar. Cream of tartar helps to smoothen the texture of mixtures in baking and cooking, so I assume that was the secret ingredient.
With this new recipe, the kids could also choose their Playdough color, which added to the excitement.
You will need:
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 Tbls. vegetable oil
Food coloring (I used 4 drops, or mix two colors to make a new color!)
How to do it: Just mix everything together in a pot and stir well. Cook it over medium heat on the stove, stirring constantly till it thickens and forms a Playdough paste-like mixture. It’s all edible so it doesn’t matter if you use your good ol’ cooking pot.
Remove from the pot and place on a plate to cool down. My kids wanted neon blue for the first batch, so that’s what they got.
Now, let it cool down for about 10-15 minutes and knead it to the consistency you like. It is absolutely SQUISHY and SOFT and kids just love to work with it.
Ethan happily announced, “Mommy, this Playdough is WAY better than the one you made the last time!”
I had some flour left, so I made another small batch of orange playdough.
Guaranteed smiles, guaranteed fun!
Going crazy with creativity, and the kids will TOTALLY, absolutely LOVE you for it! 😀
Happy weekend, everyone!! 😀