Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Play Dough Eggs

We love to make our own play dough so we decided to make some tonight to share with Rachel's friends at preschool. To add an Easter touch, we put the play dough in plastic eggs.

Here is the recipe I use for play dough: 

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 if you use regular food coloring. I had some orange food gel that I used.)

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.