Sunday, July 24, 2011

Homemade Playdough

I got the idea to make homemade playdough with Jillian from Pintrest but all the recipes I would find called for either Cream of Tarter or Koolaid and we had neither in the house so I had to come up with my own recipe.  I looked online to see if there were any good substitutes for Cream of Tarter and several things said substitute lemon juice so that's what we did!

Jillian's Homemade Playdough

4 Cups All Purpose Flour
4 Cups water
8 teaspoons of Lemon Juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons salt
food coloring (I prefer gel color)

Mix all ingredients except the food coloring in a pan on the stove.  Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently until the mixture dries up to the consistency of playdough. Our playdough was on the stove for about 15 minutes. 

Remove the dough from the pan and sit it on the counter to cool.  Once cooled divide the dough into sections for coloring, we colored our playdough four different colors. You might want to wear gloves when mixing the color in because it's easiest to do it by hand, I didn't have any gloves so my hands are currently multicolored!

You can easily cut the recipe in half or make an even bigger batch.  Our finish playdough almost fills up a gallon ziplock bag. 

Now it's time to play!  Jillian enjoyed using different kitchen gadgets to make me playdough food!


Amanda said...

Soooo colorful, I love it!

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heklk said...

Did you make error in your recipe? It is really unusual to have so much oil and only 2 teaspoons of salt. I made this version because in my country there is not cream of tartar and this playdooh is a little bit to squishy and greasy :) but we like it! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

oooh!!! how did you get those colors?!?!? i just made a few batches with an envelope of kool aid per batch, and i got pretty pastel colors, but i really wanted something dark like this. next time i will use 2 packs, or buy some food dye

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