Play dough

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play dough1I think it a right of passage for a mommy blog to post about play dough. We are almost 6 month in and it is about time! Preparing for an art class this afternoon we made 6 batches. Making play dough with kids covers lots of bases: we discussed math with the measuring of the ingredients, science with the heating of the water and mixing the liquid flour combination over heat to turn it into a solid, and art when we were choosing and mixing food coloring to get just the right color. That’s all before we actually played with dough6

Play dough


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • food coloring


  1. In a pot over heat combine the water, salt, food coloring, and oil. Heat until it boils.
  2. Add the flour and cream of tartar and stir constantly until it becomes solid, non sticky, and resembles the texture of the play dough5 play dough4
  3. Turn the dough onto the counter. Wait until it cools a bit. Kneed until it becomes smooth. play dough2play dough3
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