We love to play with playdough in our house – I’m always looking for new ways to make it more exciting and enjoyable for my nearly 5 year old Miss M.
I picked up this cool set of construction workers and vehicals from Kmart for $6! I can see we’ll definitely get our moneys worth from them! This would also make a great activity at a Construction Themed Kids Party.
There is something very theraputic about playing with playdough – especially if its homemade and still nice & warm. I have been known to throw it in the microwave to warm it slightly before play on a cold day (make sure you kneed it well afterwards to make sure there are no ‘hot spots’).
Here is our failsafe playdough recipe –
1 cup Salt
2 cups Flour
4 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
2 tablespoons Oil
2 Cups Water
A few drops of the food colouring of your choice.
I add everything into a medium saucepan and continually mix over a medium to hot heat (it won’t take long so don’t walk away!). It will thicken and start to look like a thick mash potato mixture, remove it from the heat and dump it onto some baking paper to cool.
You can see some step by step photos of me making a different batch, and also another cool play idea via this link – http://wp.me/p2Uher-Cu
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