little girl was down with a bad bout of flu , she is recovering now, but is still out of school. We needed some quiet time activities to engage her without tiring her out. So on to pinterest for some ideas. Came across a couple of ideas to make play doh and decided to give it a try. Must say it came out pretty good. It has a lovely texture and is malleable just like the store bought play doh, and its also 100 percent non toxic.
The original recipe called for cream of tartar, I substituted it with baking powder, and instead of food colors, I added turmeric to get the bright yellow color.
Home made play doh
Recipe source: familyeducation.com
(makes 3 large tubs of standard play doh)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water (use as required)
Put water to boil. Mix all dry ingredients together, make a well in the centre and add oil. Mix it together. Add boiling water slowly as required and mix it together with a spatula initially, and then knead by hand when its cool enough to handle. Wait for it to cool down completely before giving it to the kids.
Note: As this is the first time I am making it, not sure about the shelf life. I am giving small portions to the kids, and rest goes into the refrigerator. Expect it to be good for a week atleast.