One of the greatest gifts I was given when I married my husband was an amazing mother-in-law. She's sweet, easy-going AND a pre-school teacher. Talk about a trifecta!
She's always shares her wise advice about all issues pertaining to young kids. One of the most fun activities she does with her classes is make play dough. She says the kids take such pride in making what they play with and I found that very in line with my own philosophy about kids taking part in helping make their own meals.
We prepared this recipe with Kenya and he had a blast. It only took us minutes to make 3 batches so we could have 3 different colors and the recipe makes tons!
Homemade Play Dough
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Table Salt (such as Mortons)
- 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar
- Food Coloring (you can use as much or as little as you want depending on how intense you want the color)
Preparation1. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan or pot and stir with a
wooden spoon over low heat until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
2. Remove from the pot and place on a counter top or a piece of waxed or parchment paper.
3. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic.
4. You’re ready to play! (Make sure to keep it in a ziploc bag or tupperware to retain it’s moisture when you’re not using it).