What little kid doesn’t love to play with Playdough?? I made Jacob some homemade playdough a few weeks ago and he just loved playing with it. I am having a little Easter party for a few of Jacob’s buddies and thought these would be some cute little favors for the kiddos. It’s always nice to have something other than candy for the kids. This playdough recipe is soo easy and makes quite a bit of playdough. Don’t be afraid to halve the recipe into two saucepans and make two different colors at a time. I for one HATE the smell of store bought playdough. I know some of you actually like that smell—( my mom for one) YUCK! Well you can also make your playdough scented too. Mint would be a fun one for the holidays! Vanilla would be good one for all year round. Try a few different ones out!
The first batch of playdough I made I used the regular ole liguid food coloring. It worked great but makes more of a pastel color and obviously you don’t have many colors to choose from. With these carrots I used some of my Moms AMERICOLOR gel food coloring. I know WILTON makes gel food coloring and you can get that at any craft store…even walmart. The gel food coloring makes brighter and bolder colors. They have tons of colors to choose from too.
Homemade Playdough Recipe
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/3 cup salt ( yes–it uses lots of salt)
2 TEASPOON cream of tarter
1 TABLESPOON vegetable oil
Begin by adding your try ingredients to a saucepan.
Add your vegetable oil and water.
Turn your burner on medium heat and stir. It will be lumpy. Once your mixture starts to thicken add your food coloring.
Stir your food coloring in. Keep stiring until your playdough begins to stick to itself and the spoon. It eventually with be one ball. The stirring process make take a few minutes…just keep stirring till it sticks! You can knead the ball of playdough if needed to incorporate the color better. Sometimes it cooks up super fast!
Place on a piece of waxed paper or plate to cool.
Now have fun sculpting! Remember to share with the kiddos 🙂
To make the carrots just form your cooled playdough into carrot shapes. Place carrots inside clear treat bags—usually found near the WILTON supplies. Tie the bags closed with green ribbon and attached a little leaf.