After thinking to myself what I could do with my stepson when he comes over this weekend I forgot how I’ve always wanted to make homemade playdough. I decided to give it a whirl. This playdough recipe is different from others in a couple of ways. I hope you guys enjoy my spin on a classic.
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup sugar *not pictured
1 cup water
Of all of the recipes I have seen on the internet none of them mention using sugar or olive oil. The sugar gives the play dough a smoother feel, and the olive oil helps keeps the elasticity lost from not using cream of tartar. The olive oil makes your hands feel soft adding an extra bonus.
Combine all of the ingredients into a medium pot on medium high.
Mix the ingredients together. Gel food coloring makes a more vibrant color than liquid food coloring but using either is fine. Keep mixing the ingredients. As the flour cooks the concoction will begin to take it’s playdough resemblance. Once the mixture is hard enough to resemble playdough take the pot off of the heat. When the playdough cools off form it into whatever you please. I formed mine into a ball. Make sure to store your playdough in an container or sandwich bag when your little ones are done playing to make sure it doesn’t dry out.
TIP: Is your homemade playdough dried out? Put a sprinkle of water on your homemade playdough & kneed it to bring it back to life.
Homemade playdough is ridiculously easy to make even when you’re short on time. I made two giant balls of playdough in under 10 minutes. Say goodbye to store bought playdough. After you make your first batch of homemade playdough you won’t look back.
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