Playdoh is one of the few toys that could make my son leave me alone for 1-2 hours straight so that I could go ahead and do things on my own, cook, clean, read, blog or whatever :). The nice thing about playdoh is that it is pretty inexpensive, lasts for a while; and most importantly, it lets kids imagine and be creative. On the other side, unlike other toys on the market, you could make your own playdoh and eliminate the necessity of going out to the store to purchase it when needed. Besides, it is fun & healthy to make your own doh with your kids while teaching them weight, measurement, mixing colors, etc
For moms that like to adventure out in “cooking with kids”, below is the recipe I found simple and effective.
2 cups of flour
2 cups of warm water
1 cup of salt (I ran out of salt and used 2/3 cup instead; playdoh still turned out fine)
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of cream of tartar (to improve elasticity, optional)
(1) Mix all the ingredients together; stir in medium heat until thicken/for about 5-7mins; (2) remove dough from pan and let it cool down enough to handle; (3)start kneading until smooth/for about 10 mins. Pictures below show the steps in respective order.
(4) Divide dough into smaller parts, color (using food coloring) as desired, and play! Enjoy 🙂