Sunday, December 11, 2016

"Making" Play Dough is not Completely Insane! (Practical Mondays #39)


know it makes no real sense to make something that's so cheap to simply buy. It's the cheapest toy at the store, for God's sake!  But it is not completely insane and the only effort really, is washing the pan. AND THESE DAYS I'M THE QUEEN OF DOUGH. AND BAKING. {Ref: Click here & here. & here!} The only reason I made play dough after a whole 5 years of bringing up baby is that it's the first time I spotted Cream of Tartar at the mall! There are many recipes out there, but here’s the one I used, to make dough so soft, that my son had to pry it out of my hands!


Practical Mom: "Making" Play Dough is not Completely Insane!
Cook Dough

In a pan, mix 2 cups flour+ 1 cup salt+ 2 cups water + 4 teaspoons cream of tartar + 1 teaspoon oil and cook for 2-3 minutes till it looks doughy. Let it cool down before you knead it a bit.

Color Dough

Divide the dough into the number of colors you want, we made 5. Flatten each ball, pour a few drops of food coloring (or tempera paint) over each, and knead and knead and knead some more, till the dough is evenly coloured all over. Wait for a few minutes before your kids use as play dough. 

{I used food colouring only because I had it. I hate food colouring. Cuz it leaves behind nasty stains if you're not too careful!}


Practical Mom: We MADE play dough! With cream of tartar


Practical Mom: We MADE play dough! With cream of tartar

Practical Mom: We MADE play dough! With cream of tartar



Practical Mom: We MADE play dough! With cream of tartar




Practical Mom: "Making" Play Dough is not Completely Insane!
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24 comments:

  1. Play dough is such fun! And these ornaments are great!

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  2. We make play dough all the time. If you run out of cream of tartar and can't find any, there are lots of play dough recipes online that don't require it. :)

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    1. Are they sticky? Usually they are. This one is simply awesome! Thanks Shelley

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  3. Love your play-dough pictures! He looks so happy squishing it between his fingers. Thanks so much for the feature. I'm honored!

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  4. We love making play-doh! It's so much fun and there's something about making it yourself rather than just buying it. Looks like you all had a lot of fun with it.

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    1. The best part is that it's so touchable! Playdoh can be so yucky to touch , hehehe

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  5. How's your Christmas prep coming? I've got just one big project left!

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  6. Wow they look brilliant! Our play doh always ends up as a big brown lump!! :D Thanks so much for joining us at the #bigpinklink and Merry Christmas from all the team!

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    1. Well yes I have different colors by now too! red and blue mixed to get purple and so on! Thanks Louise :)

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  7. We often make play dough as it is just so economical to do and my girls love to play with the stuff! Happy Holidays!

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  8. I have not made Play Doh, and the kids play with it a couple time a week. I love the colors and the snowflake designs with the stick. Great ideas!

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  9. As a child I loved play dough but my eldest didn't seem so keen on my handmade effort. #coolmumclub

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    1. lol, thats true. Also this play dough typically lasts long, but do we really want to keep the dirty lumps that long ;)
      Thanks Helena !

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  10. That play dough looks fab. I haven't made any for ages, but I think it's really cost effective, especially if you use it for crafty type of activities and need to replace it often. Thank you for sharing with the #dreamteam :-)

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  11. Love the ornaments! Thanks so much for linking this up with #coolmumclub and wishing you a lovely Christmas x

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  12. Great playdoh recipe! We made our own play doh a couple of months back too, although we didnt use cream of tartar so im tempted to try making it again with your recipe to see the difference. My little one loved making it so im sure she'd love to do it again. I love the pastel colours of yours, great colours! Thanks for linking up with us last year, look forward to seeing you link up again with us this year. Emily #MarvMondays

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    1. We still have the play doh in the fridge and it's soft as ever! And feels so much better than store bought stuff! :)

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