Homemade Play Dough
In my quest to be more domestic I recently decided to make homemade play dough. I figure that's what stay-at-home moms do, right? Make homemade play dough for their kids.
It was a bit of a disaster. And messy.
I found a great website called Playdough Recipe. They have many recipes and I tried two of them.
The first was the No Cook Playdough Recipe.
1 cup of flour
1 cup of boiling water
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
a half cup of salt
1 tablespoon of oil
Mix all the ingredients together.
You'd think I would be better able to follow directions! You'd think I'd know where my own measuring cups are in my own kitchen! I couldn't find the 1 cup but I did have the 1/2 cup. I figured that was okay I could just put in two 1/2 cups, right? Simple math. Well, I got a bit distracted and forgot one of the 1/2 cups.
It turned out like this.
You probably can't tell but that is goo you are looking at, not dough. It was really sticky! Once I realized what I had done and that my goo needed more flour, I kept adding more flour to it until it resembled dough. It was a mess!
This guy loved it! Sticky goo to play with, Mom? Thanks!
Because it was so sticky we couldn't cut out shapes. Which was a bit dissapointing to my daughter.
With one play dough recipe finished I was out of cream of tartar but I wasn't sastified and neither was Annabelle. I decided to try the No Tarter Play dough recipe.
1 cup of water
1 cup of salt
a half of cup flour
any color of food coloring
Cook over low heat. When it doughs up remove from heat and cool.
Does that look like low heat?!!!!
I don't know what happened here. Obviously I didn't read the "low heat" part in the directions and apparently when you heat up a flour mixture too quickly it burns. The smell wasn't great either!
It ended up less sticky and more doughy. Big mess though! I'm still finding dough in places dough shouldn't be.
In conclusion, I think I'll buy the Play dough instead!!!