Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snapshot Summary: S's SCENTational Modeling Dough

 Homemade Modeling Dough (like Play Dough
1 c all purpose white flour
1/2 c salt
2 T cream of tartar (found in spices)
1 T vegetable oil
1 c water
optional: food coloring for color, extracts or spices for smell

(We made green modeling dough with peppermint extract today, but you can do red and cinnamon, white and vanilla extract or any combination your child suggests or is comfortable with.)

Put all ingredients into a saucepan. Stir constantly on medium heat until the mixture forms a "ball" (about 3-5 minutes). Scoop out onto a cutting board and cool for 5 minutes. (Fill saucepan with water for easier clean-up later!) Knead dough for 5 minutes. Play! Store in a covered plastic container or plastic baggie.
S's Stirring the Dough
Our Dough Before Kneading
A Shark
Making Dough Hair
LONG Spaghetti Dough Hair
Giving it a Trim
And the Locks Fall
C Joins in to Make Animal Cookies
Rolling Dough and Having Fun
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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog from the weekly-wrap up linky! :) I'm going to grab your button and follow! I will have to try the modeling dough recipe..apparently I'm horrible at making homemade playdough....:)

  2. Thanks for stopping in, Sarah! I think there's something off with my button...But it works when you "Copy Image Location" or "Copy Link Location".

  3. I made dough a while back, will have to try again. Looks like they had fun!

  4. Fun! I've never made homemade play dough before, but I'm tired of paying so much for tiny little tubs of it! Definitely going to give this recipe a try! Thanks!

  5. Homemade playdoh looks like so much fun! I'm thinking that the next time our playdoh dries out I'll have to try making some. Does it stay soft long?

  6. We haven't made playdough for awhile. Today would be a good day, as we are stuck at home without a car.

  7. I love using homemade dough. Somehow I don't mind it as much as store bought.

    I just gave you a blog award. ;-)

  8. We made playdough for the first time in December and my girls really enjoyed it. It was nice not to have to use that stinky store bought kind. I need to make them some more.

  9. Thanks for sharing this play dough recipe. I know my kids will enjoy making it and playing with it. Thanks for stopping by!


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