We’ve been making our own playdough for a while now and I like everything about it. This is not your typical playdough. It smells great, the texture is very smooth and cleanup is a breeze. Best of all, it is beyond easy to make. My sister requested that I post the directions for making the playdough and I thought, why not?
I realize this is a food blog, but humor me for a moment. Does it count as a recipe if it is a list of food ingredients? I’ll be back later today with a recipe for something you might actually want to eat.
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1/4 cup salt
- .13 oz package of Koolaid this provides the scent and the color
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil any oil will work
- 1 cup boiling water
- Combine the dry ingredients and then add the wet. Stir with a spoon until it cools enough for you to knead. Knead the dough until it is smooth. If the dough is too wet, sprinkle in more flour a tablespoon at a time. I've listed above the exact measurements that I use most of the time. However, I've found that if it is a humid day it might require extra flour. I've added as much as an additional 1/3 cup of flour on occasion. Store the playdough in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*Tip for easy cleanup: Give each child a large baking sheet to use underneath his dough while he is playing.