I love playing with play dough. I have always been one of those artsy types of people; as a child, anything that my mum would suggest, that had to do with crafting, I was on board. Now, as a mum myself, I am always turning to the arts and crafts on those rainy days, and pretty much every day in between! One of Alexander’s favourite things to do is play with play dough! What child (or adult for that matter) doesn’t like to mold and sculpt their every whim in dough?
Recipe: 2 cups plain flour –2 tablespoons vegetable oil – 1/2 cup salt – 2 tablespoons cream of tartar – Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right) – food colouring (optional)
Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl – Add food colouring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients (colour optional) – Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough – Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency! (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)
Voila! Have fun!