If you don’t mind a cooked Play Dough recipe this one is the BEST! It smells wonderful, It is super soft and we added a touch of sparkle for fun. If you have a small toddler who likes to taste things you can skip the sparkle.
Today is St. Patricks Day so we made Green with a lime flavored Jello. I added a bit more coloring to deepen the color this step is not necessary.
So what do you need?
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 cup of water
- 2 Tablespoons of oil
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 2 Tablespoons of cream of tarter
- 1 Three Ounce Package of Jello any flavor
- Food coloring to enhance the color
If you have a little one who likes to taste things skip the sparkles.
Now onto the Mom tasks because this involves the stove.
Place the pan and all the ingredients of course on medium high heat. You will stir from start to end to avoid scorching the mix. It hits a couple different stages through the heating process.
Keep up with that stirring mom …
Then it will shortly thereafter hit the next stage
Boy, this stirring thing is a real work out isn’t it? But the end result will thrill your kids.
Just a little more…
The next stage is…
Once you hit this stage pull it off the heat and continue to move it around a bit then plop it onto a plate or silicone mat to cool for a bit. Doesn’t it smell heavenly? Better than any store bought Play Dough has ever smelled.
Once the dough is cooled knead it some and if you want to add some sparkles. A few or a lot that’s up to you.
Knead in the sparkles and guess what? Call the little ones in it is time to play with Play Dough you just created! You are awesome! Right!
I think she likes it. She said it smelled “Yummy!” But I reminded her that it was for playing with and not eating.
Such nice sensory play. Squishy and soft.
Serving up a nice scoop of lime green play dough.
This stuff is pretty exciting when you are all of two and let me tell you a secret… I enjoyed it every bit as much as Little Miss Toddler did.
Thank you so much for joining us while we made play dough. Little Miss Toddler and I both hope you have fun making yours and playing with it as well.
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