When I was little, my Mom and I used to make playdough. I used to pick the colors, and I had a blast creating with my dough. Fast forward 25 years, last year via the net, I saw that homemade playdough has gone high tech. You can add glitter, and flavors, and...well, they had me at glitter. This go round....I went with flavor, so I would be willing to give it away, if it had glitter...you'd have to pry it out of my cold....nevermind...here's the recipe I used.
Basic Playdough Recipe:
MIX: 1 c. flour, 1/2 c. salt, 1 T cooking oil, 1 T. cream of tartar, 1 c. water
MAKE IT YOUR WAY: add color, or 1 t. of flavor (peppermint, vanilla, lavender, whatever..), or in the case of gingerbread-1 T. of cinnamon, 1 t. of allspice, 1 t. of cloves...whatever spices you want until you have the scent you want.
PROCESS: Mix all the ingredients, the place them in a pot, heat at medium, and stir constantly until the wet liquid dries and pulls away from the pan (this takes about a minute). Pop it out of the pan, and knead with your hands until smooth. If it's still sticky, add some flour.
Now...I'm off to find a child that won't eat this, and yes, I include myself in that group. It could happen, I get very hungry around 3 pm.
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