Thursday, October 30, 2008

Homemade Play-Dough

I found this recipe for homemade play-dough a while ago and have been wanting to try it for Will. He loves to play with play-dough, but all of ours has been dried out for a while now. So I finally decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. It made a good amount of it and its so easy to work with. It is a little greasy - so we should probably have something underneath when we play with it, but for now its giving my table a nice "shine" as Josh says.

Will made a ramp with Josh for his monster truck. He doesn't let this truck out of his sight!!!

Josh likes to play with it also :). He made this dinosaur which puts to shame all the things I make when I play with Will.

Here is the recipe:

Mix together in bowl:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon alum
(found in the spice section)
In a saucepan on the stove stir the following ingredients together. Bring to a boil.
2 cups water
1/2 cup salt
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
food coloring
(if making the whole batch the same color, otherwise knead individual colors in at the end)

Once mixture is boiling, add

2 -1/2 cups flour
1 Tablespoons alum

Cook over low to medium heat stirring constantly until dough comes away from the edges of the pan and it becomes very hard to stir. Remove from heat and let cool slightly(until you are able to knead the dough).

Knead until smooth and elastic. Store in an airtight container.

I put the food coloring all together because I didn't know what it would look like trying to do it at the end..... just so ya know.


Mari Fontana said...

That's so funny...Josh needs to be some kind of clay pottery somethin' or another...LOL
You guys are having too much fun!
What a great season of life!