Sunday, May 16, 2010

Homemade Play-Doh

Here’s a fun and easy weekend project that is non-toxic and virtually edible although very high in sodium.
Many of the ingredients online called for “alum”. I don’t know what “alum” is, nor have I ever seen it in a store. And you should have seen the look on the employees’ faces when I asked them where I could find this “alum”. They looked at me like I’d just asked them if they carried whale meat.
So I just ignored the call for "alum" and it worked out just fine.

First, you will need these ingredients:
2 cups Flour
½ cup Salt
Cream of tartar
Food coloring
Place the flour, salt and tartar in a saucepan and add water. Turn the heat on to low and start stirring. Is should all start to blend together. Keep stirring. It should start to solidify. If it’s too gooey…add more flour. Take off the flame and assess the consistency. Add more flour if necessary. It should be highly pliable, but not gooey.
Divide the mass into sections depending on what colors you want.
Add the food dye.

Use gloves. I didn’t. And, unfortunately, I think my hands will stay this color for a very long time.

You can even mush all the colors together to make one big tie dyed ball.

And when you’re bored with that, it can transform into a lovely hat.

1 comment:

  1. This is how I make play-doh for my grandkids and they love it!!!!!!



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