Today I was in a shop and looked at a 570g set of 4 pots of playdough. It cost $20. I haven't calculated the cost of making playdough at home. Yet I am sure it is far cheaper. (And I am finally finding a use for my cream of tartar.) The website where I found this suggested using this for party bags. A great idea. What kid doesn't love playdough!
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: WHB Raspberry Yoghurt Cake
Two years ago: Rice Noodles with Orange
Three years ago: Champion Crackers and Footy Food
From adelyn Stone
1 cup plain white flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup table salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp cream of tarter
about 3-4 capfuls of food colouring
To make on the stovetop:
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium saucepan. The colour will be darker once the mixture is cooked. It will be quite thin. When we made the orange batch the mixture looked like tomato soup.
4. Keep in an airtight container. The huge amount of salt will keep it for a long time, so long as it doesn't dry out.
To make in the microwave:
Follow part 1 of the instructions for Making on the Stovetop, but put ingredients together in a medium microwave-proof bowl.
Update: a fun variation is to add glitter - here is an example of glitter playdough.
On the stereo:
Way to Blue: an introduction to Nick Drake