Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Playdough saves the day... again

Children love play dough. Its a fact. Any crazy, chaotic day that seems otherwise uncontrollable, can always be rescued with a good batch of play dough. Here is the best recipe ever:

Best Playdough (I usually triple or quadruple this recipe and cook it in a large deep frying pan)

Combine in saucepan: 1 cup flour 1/4 cup salt 1 tsp. cream of tartar

Add and whisk until smooth: 1 cup water 1 Tbsp oil Food coloring (Cake decorators paste or liquid makes great colors)

Cook over medium heat until nearly playdough is nearly set. Add: 1 Tbsp. imitation vanilla extract

Stir until vanilla is blended, then remove and knead when cool. Store in Ziploc bag or air tight container.

Note: The vanilla extract seems improve the texture and adds a nice scent as well.

I found this recipe a few years ago at Smells good, feels great, and lasts forever.

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