Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cooking and colouring playdough

Every three/four months or so we cook a new batch of playdough, although lately the girls have both been so into it we might have to renew our stocks a bit more often! Bubble and I cooked some earlier this week while Squeak had her nap time, and instead of colouring it during the cooking process we just made a big lot of plain white and coloured it afterwards.
We used wooden skewers which we dipped in food colouring and then pushed into the dough, then kneaded it through until we had the colours we wanted. It was lots more fun than adding the colour when making the dough and great exercise for Bubble's little hands :-)

* plain white playdough (we just cook ours following the recipe on the side of the cream of tartar pack)
* food colouring liquid or powder
* wooden skewers or small droppers

Playdough recipe as it appears on the side of the Cream Of Tartar pack:

2 cups plain flour
4 tbs Cream of Tartar
2 tbs cooking oil
1 cup salt
2 cups water

food colouring

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan, stir over medium heat for 3 - 5 minutes or until mixture congeals.

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