Saturday, March 3, 2012

Rizzo's Adventures in Play-dohland

Rizzo and I decided to make play-doh.  I thought I would post the recipe online for friends who would be interested in doing the same.  It was fun and the play-doh turned out GREAT!

Start by adding 2 cups of flour.

 Then add 1 cup of salt.

Add 1 Tbsp of Cream of Tartar for elasticity.

...and 2 Tbsp of Canola Oil.

Last, add 2 cups of warm water and stir.

You want to stir it until it's well mixed.

 Set it on the stove and stir constantly over low heat.

It starts off nice and smooth.

It'll start to thicken up and get difficult to stir.  It got a little too hard for Rizzo's little arms, so Daddy stepped in to take over.

It continues to thicken, and takes some real muscle.  Daddy was starting to get tired.

 It's done when the mixture starts to pull away from the edges and clump in the center.  Stir for about 2 minutes more, or until you can stick your finger in the dough and it doesn't stick to you.

Then empty it onto a sheet to cool.

It takes a while.  Rizzo was very patient.

Rizzo checked to see if it was cool...

...and left a hand print, which gave us an idea!

Mommy/Daughter handprints!  The play-doh is cooling nicely and molds well.

When it cools, divide the dough into fourths and roll into balls.  Tear them in half and put food coloring in the center.

Knead the food coloring from the inside out, and there you have it!  Play-doh!

And now the photos of Rizzo and her play-doh.

It squishes nicely.

I came out to find this on the table.  I think Daddy had something to do with it.

He also helped Rizzo build a Smurf village.

Complete with Papa Smurf.


  1. awesome! thanks for the recipe!

  2. you've inspired me! I want to start a blog for our homeschooling. people ask me all the time what we do,this looks like an amazing way to share :) <3 Amanda



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