Friday, July 2, 2010

HomeMade Play-Dough

Beach Cheap tip-
Make your own chemical-free Play-Dough. It's so easy.

We poured 2 cups of white flour, 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of warm water, 2 tablespoons of canola oil, and 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar in a pot and stirred it up. Then we heated it on low. I stirred it until it was cooked all the way through. When it pulls away from the sides of the pot and forms a lumpy ball in the middle, it's done. Just dump it out on the countertop and let it cool. Then you knead it until it becomes silky soft. Lyliana and I kneaded it together. We had a blast rolling the dough into a ball and punching it flat again.

Divide the dough into 4 or 5 balls. Spread one ball flat and squeeze some color on it. Then gently rub it in.

By the time I finished with the blue, Lyli had squished all the rest together.
We had a great time!

By the time she made it to the table, she had worked all the colors into one big blob of green.


  1. Try doing it with koolaid-it smells AMAZING!

  2. Oh, yes. I forgot the part where I let Lyli choose the essential oil for scent. She chose lavendar (the purple one). :)

  3. <3 it, we just did this recently too... and i added vanilla to it, so it would smell better. it was soo much fun and the kids had a blast... great pictures!