Thursday, January 7, 2016

D is for Dough

Coloring is cool but do you remember Play Dough? Homemade clay is an art staple and can inspire activities that are all about shapes, color, texture and crafting - really, all kinds of imaginative play!

This homemade play dough recipe is quick and easy. It’s probably the softest, most pliable dough you have ever felt.

Rainbow Glitter Play-Dough
By Brianna Van Lierop and Amy Kelly
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 cups water, tinted with food coloring (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Plastic gloves (optional)
  • Airtight containers
  • Coordinating colored glitter

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture holds together, about 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside until the dough is cool enough to touch, about 5 minutes. Turn the clay onto a waxed-paper-lined countertop and knead it for 2 to 3 minutes. Roll the dough in color coordinating glitter.
Once the dough is completely cool, pack it in the spice jars or in airtight containers.

  • 3 Cups of one color

If you want to make multiple colors break the dough into pieces and roll into balls.
Insert your thumb into the center of each ball and then add a generous amount of food coloring.

Knead the food coloring into the dough until it is fully mixed in. Glitter is optional.
And there you have it... fabulous quick and easy homemade play dough!!

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