Playdough at our house is a double edged sword. On one hand, it keeps the kids entertained for hours but, on the other hand, they almost always refuse to put the playdough away so I end up throwing it away. I hate throwing playdough away; the real stuff is expensive and the kids don’t seem to care what happens to it.
Since I’ve gotten tired of tossing the real stuff, I just started making my own when the mood strikes me and I’m feeling charitable which isn’t that often considering how the kids have been acting for the past week. Oddly enough, the kids put up the homemade stuff. Riddle me that.
Homemade “Play-Doh” Recipe
2 cup flour
2 cups of water
1 cup of salt–I use Kosher salt cause that’s what I have; I seriously doubt it matters.
1/4 cup Cream of Tarter
2 tablespoon of oil
Dump everything into a pot–I use my not-so-non-stick pot for this.–and turn the heat to medium. Cook the stuff until it starts to get stiff. Dump the mass out on some wax paper and split into four. Use a different color of food coloring–I use the gel variety.–for each quarter and knead in the coloring.
I keep the stuff in individual storage bags and the kids love it.