Thursday, July 18, 2013

No Bake Playdough

Over the weekend we brought out our homemade playdough only to find that our red playdough had dried out (we made it almost 2 years ago -wow!)  Monkey J wanted some red playdough for red week, so we did a quick no-bake option.  You need:

1/4 cup salt
1 cup of flour:

And 1/4 cup water (you may need to adjust the water in order to get the right consistency):

Stir it all together (Note: it helps to mix the two ingredients first and then add the water.  Monkey J was a bit too excited and mixed the water with the salt.  It works, but it was harder to stir)

After some stirring, start kneading it with your hands:

Add some food coloring for color:

Work the color through the dough:

Add more food coloring if necessary or add some Kool-aid like we did for some delicious smelling playdough!

Of course Monkey J wanted to make a snake right away :)

Note:  This no-bake playdough is a one-time use, but the simplicity of it along with the kids being able to make it essentially all by themselves means it's an activity we'll repeat!

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