Video:How to Make Homemade Playdoughwith Brittany Stephens
Keep your kids entertained for hours with homemade playdough. Plus, the recipe is easy to make, so little ones can help out in the kitchen.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Homemade PlaydoughHi, I'm Brittany Stephens for About.com Parenting. Today I'm going to be showing you how to make homemade play dough.
What a great way to spend time with your kids doing something fun but also inexpensive and easy to make. Let's get started.
Playdough IngredientsFirst, you need the ingredients:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil (or any light-colored oil)
- approximately 20 drops of food coloring
Combine the Playdough IngredientsFirst, mix all the dry ingredients together, then all the liquid ingredients separate. The reason is because then the dry ingredients are incorporated together well.
Cook and Knead the PlaydoughWe then combine all the ingredients in a saucepan, and stir on medium heat. Continue stirring until the dough begins to lose its stickiness.
Remove from the heat, and turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Be careful - the dough will be very hot!
Enjoy the Playdough With Your KidsWhen it's cool, it's ready to get creative and play with your kids. Here are some great ideas for some things you may have around the house that make great toys for playing with playdough.
When you are finished, be sure to store playdough in an airtight container, such as a zippered baggie or Tupperware.
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