3 cups flour + a little set aside for kneeding
1/2 cups salt
2 tbs. cream of tatar (usually found in the supermarket spice section)
2 tbs. vegetable oil
2 cups boiling water
a few drops of essential oil (optional)
Mix together all the dry ingredients.
Add the oil to the boiling water (add a few drops essential oil here; our favorites are lavender, peppermint or eucalyptus.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, carefully (it is hot!)
Kneed, using a little additional flour until the consistency is just right (not too sticky, not too dry).
divide the playdough into 6 balls and add a different color to each ball. I try to use natural coloring (but often need the speed of food coloring).
A few drops of beet juice makes a soft pink.
A few drops of fresh blueberry juice makes a lovely blue/purple.
Tumeric makes a beautiful yellow (although it does have a funky smell)
Water from boiled marigolds make a gorgeous yellow/orange.
I keep our playdough in a ziplock bag in the fridge. When it’s time to play with it, I pop it into the microwave for 5 - 10 seconds. This takes off the fridge chill, making it pliable and not too cold for little hands.
Thanks Magic Onion! This is the best!
Sometimes it's important to work for that POT OF GOLD . But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down of the RAINBOW.. LOVE THIS!!