Play Dough!


Among the inedible things cooked in our kitchen through the years is play dough!  Our boys always loved making it when they were little.  Nora discovered the fun of “cooking” it instead of opening a store bought can last week.  Since then, she has played with it over and over using hands and fingers and various lids and rollers for making new shapes.  I pulled our old frayed recipe out of the back of the recipe box and used it, but I see that now there are several ways to make it, including one using Jello!  Tried and true works for mel

Homemade Play Dough

1 cup salt

2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups water

1 Tablespoon cooking oil

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

food coloring

peppermint or lemon extract (optional)

Place in sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Cook for a few more minutes after it begins to pull away from the pan.  Turn out onto waxed paper or a silpat baking sheet and knead until smooth.  Keep in covered container when not in use.