Thursday, April 17, 2014

Play-Doh Carrots

Instead of taking candy treats to daycare today for the kids' friends, we made these play-doh carrots for all the kids. 

I started by making microwave play dough. Put 2 cups of flour, 2 Tablespoons of oil, 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of water, and 1 Tablespoon of cream of tartar. Mix that in a microwavable bowl with a whisk.

Next, add the food coloring. (It takes about 50 drops of yellow and 15 drops of red to make this orange.)

Next, place it in the microwave for 1 minute. Pull it out and stir with a spoon. Place back in for another minute. Continue this until the mixture becomes a dough. It took mine 4 minutes. Let it cool for a couple of minutes. When you pull the dough from the bowl, it becomes very soft and pliable. Knead it until it is soft. 

I made two batches of dough to get 7 carrots. I filled each of the bags with play-doh. I took a piece of green curling ribbon and tied the bag shut.