Well, if you didn’t hear, the Packers made it to the Superbowl. This happens to be a big deal in our house, because 1. we live in Wisconsin and 2. I grew up in a die-hard Packer fan household. It doesn’t matter that I have only watched a game or two this season (though I did watch the last one!) …. or that I can only tell you the names of two of their players. That’s beside the point. We are true fans.
To celebrate the win, and to entertain my three-year-old (who, in all honesty, could care less about football and spent the entire game looking at Daddy’s iPhone – woops!), we made playdough in Green and Gold.
Back in my kindergarten/preschool teaching days, I used to make a lot of playdough, and now I do the same for my own kiddos. Besides being much cheaper than the store bought kind, I’m not as worried if one my kids takes a bite – it will probably taste gross, but it’s not harmful. This recipe came from a fellow teacher (though I’m not sure where she got it).
2 cups flour
2 cups water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons oil
2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
A few drops of food coloring
Mix all the ingredients well. It will look like this:
Cook for 10-15 minutes over low heat (or until it has thickened). Stir frequently. Knead on wax paper – but be careful, it will be hot! Let it cool before keeping it in an air-tight container or a resealable bag.
A few tips:
- You can definitely cook it for too long, and if you do so, it will become a little bit too dry. So watch closely that you take it off the heat before this happens.
- If you are a little short on some ingredients, it doesn’t seem to make a huge difference. I’ve made this numerous times when short on salt or cream of tartar, but the playdough has always turned out fine.
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