Or- Why Didn’t I Do This Before
So, my MIL sent me some really fun cookie cutters from Williams-Sonoma. In the comments, there were several suggestions to use them with play-doh. And recently one of my twitter peeps was extolling the virtues of play-doh with toddlers. This morning I decided I was just going to go for it, and whipped up a batch of homemade play-doh. I could not be more happy with the results (both for the play-doh and the toddler).
Completed play-doh all vibrant and happy.
Henry had lots of fun stamping with the cookie cutters.
Note the concentration and the play-doh in his hair.
Seriously, why have I never made homemade play-doh before? It’s cheap, fun, and easy to clean up. I probably had as much fun as Henry.
Here’s the recipe I used in case anyone is interested.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon cooking oil
2 cups water
(opt) food coloring (15-20 drops depending on how vibrant you want the colors)
1. Place in saucepan.
2. Cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes.
3. Mix in food coloring once play-doh has cooled a bit. Play. Store in plastic bag in fridge.