Homemade Play Doh
So it was time to figure out some new activities during our last rain spell in CA. So I figured now's the time to make that homemade play doh I had been putting off. I am no cook, but I was ready to tackle play doh. If you have ever used the original play doh, it smells so toxic like plastic. This recipe is all natural, with no smell and is even safe if eaten. With a baby in the house, I found that a plus.
First step was buying some food coloring. Yes, I bought the colorings after Halloween and the only ones they had left were Halloween colors! I then asked Tudor what color he would like to make green, purple, orange....Mama I want to make black, so there you go! You can also buy some sparkles to add to the play doh.
I attached a photo of the recipe above and some other tips on indoor activities.
The only ingredients are flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil and food coloring. You simply mix the dry ingredients then the oil. Have your toddler help, as Tudor is demonstrating, measuring and mixing up the ingredients. He is obsessed with helping me cook. One tip you must follow is to stir the mixture constantly of you will end up with lumpy play doh...doh!
Then remove when a ball forms and knead. Voila à la Play Doh! We bought play doh tools from Amazon made by Chenille Kraft. A little roller, wedge, 2 roller cutters and a pattern tool. I just saw this cute togo tool set too. Store your doh in a tupperware and carry a small one with you for on the go. Tudor loves making meat balls and pepperni pizzas.
Something aout playing with play doh is very therapeutic even as an adult. I hope you will try this fun activity and let me know how it comes out! Have any fun activities with your toddler, I would love to hear!