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« on: September 13, 2013 01:51:07 PM »



This version of play dough is so easy and quick to make!  If kept in an air-tight container, it will last four to six months.  And the process is like a science experiment for the kids (and you Cheesy), which is just a fun bonus!

Supplies:
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Coloring of your choice -- I use Betty Crocker Gel Food Colors (Classic)

Steps:

Pour all of the ingredients into a saucepan.


The next set of photos is all one step -- stirring!  Heat on medium high heat and stir stir stir.  It finishes very quickly, so keep stirring and do not walk away.  I timed and, start to finish, it was done in less than six minutes.

0:01 Start stirring!


0:01 Stir stir stir Smiley


0:03 Ooh, it's starting to get thick!  Don't back out now.


0:04 Eep!  There are weird little lumps forming!  Don't be scared.  This is perfect.  Keep stirring.


0:04 Okay, this just looks gross.  Are you sure about this?  Yes.  Keep on stirring.


0:05 Something is definitely happening here.


0:05 Ahh, I get it now.


0:06 Well, would you look at that?  It's play dough!


Now you just slap it out to cool for maybe 10 or so minutes.  I put it on wax paper.


And the best part -- knead it!  Mr.sweets4ever and baby.sweets4ever had entirely too much fun helping with this step.


Voil!  Oodles of dough!
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013 02:56:45 PM »

I LOVE homemade play dough! I think it's better than the store bought stuff.

Your batches turned out great - the colors are so vibrant. Smiley This is a great tutorial too- pictures always help. Thank you for posting!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013 03:39:42 PM »

I LOVE homemade play dough! I think it's better than the store bought stuff.

Your batches turned out great - the colors are so vibrant. Smiley This is a great tutorial too- pictures always help. Thank you for posting!

Me, too!  The texture is so much nicer.

Love food coloring gels.  The colors remain so vibrant.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013 07:44:34 PM »

looks awesome! Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013 08:00:23 PM »

In my best Dory voice, "just keep stirring... just keep stirring" LOL!
The step by step photos are really great because I think sometimes when I  get into a project like this... and it doesn't look like what I'd expect halfway through, I could get discouraged or think I messed it up somehow. This is a wonderful tutorial & I love how vibrant your colors turned out!
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013 08:17:25 PM »

looks awesome! Cheesy

Thanks!! Smiley

In my best Dory voice, "just keep stirring... just keep stirring" LOL!
The step by step photos are really great because I think sometimes when I  get into a project like this... and it doesn't look like what I'd expect halfway through, I could get discouraged or think I messed it up somehow. This is a wonderful tutorial & I love how vibrant your colors turned out!

Haha, LOVE your Dory voice!

And, yes!  That is exactly how I felt when I was making it.  That's totally why I took so many photos, too.  I remember thinking, "This CANNOT be right," about halfway through my first batch ever. Cheesy  It just doesn't look good... at all.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013 11:24:31 PM »

AWESOME!

Gonna try this at work on Monday, the kids LOVE play doh Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013 02:25:01 AM »

I don't even have kids, but you make me want to make this for meeeee! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013 09:38:44 AM »

AWESOME!

Gonna try this at work on Monday, the kids LOVE play doh Smiley

Hope ya love it!  I sent this batch to his classroom.  Every morning at drop off, I see a little one with a tray of it.  Makes me so happy. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013 09:39:32 AM »

I don't even have kids, but you make me want to make this for meeeee! Cheesy

Hahaha! Cheesy  I want to make a chunky glitter batch for me. Grin
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