This is the recipe i always use because it is fun,
easy and there is no cooking and ruining my pots involved.
What we use
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of cold water
a few drops of cooking oil
Food colouring or paint
If you are making playdough with toddlers don’t answer the phone!
What we do
Let the little kids do as much of this as possible.
Pour the flour and salt in a bowl
Feel the textures in our fingers
Play with this for a while
Pour the water into a glass
Add 3 drops of oil
Watch how the oil and the water won’t mix
Add the food colour
(if using paint add later when all ingredients are in the bowl)
Watch the colour spread
Now slowly pour the water into the bowl mixing all the time
You may not need all of the water
Put the dough on out on the table and kneed and squash until it is just right.
I put a sprinkling of flour into little yogurt tubs in case the dough is wet.
There are endless possibilities as to what you can add.
Our favourites are pots,tea set,kid size butter knives,sticks and googly eyes.
Try it out.You’ll have great fun.