Friday, August 9, 2013


So, I have a question. Do I overuse exclamation points?
Okay, not really. I already know the answer to that one.

Here's the real question-Is it Play-doh, or Play-dough?

Either way, we made some of that squishy, colorful, messy, fun stuff!!

We started with the dough-it was super easy! I found the recipe on this blog
  • 3 cups flour + a little extra for kneading
  • 1/2 cups salt
  • 2 tbs. cream of tartar
  • 2 tbs. vegetable oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
Mix the first three ingredients in a large heat-proof bowl. Boil the water and oil. Slowly add the water with oil to the dry ingredients mixing well. (I often use my large stand mixer for this part... it goes faster!) Once your play dough is smooth, soft and elastic remove it from the bowl and divide it into 2 or more parts to be colored.

 We decided to do four parts, because we had 4 tubes of food color.

Then I squeezed the color into the center of the dough, swirled it around a little, and passed it off to the kids!

Hooray, the orange looks so cheerful!!!!

The youngest kept insisting that hers had to stay "in a ball!!"

Two down, two to go!!

Whoopie, my hands are.....pinkpurple!

Green is almost done!

Purple is......crumpled up on the counter. So much for keeping it in a ball.

Aaaaaand done! Play-doh in action.*Also known as this is a blurry picture but we'll all pretend like it's cool*



  1. Thanks! We had some of the "Brights" food color gel stuffed in our pantry, I was super excited about it!

    If you think it isn't worth making-you should see our dining room. :) The kids played with it all before quiet time, and then hauled it all out again right after dinner and played some more. They were playing "bakery", making dinosaur and hedgehog shaped cookies and cakes. It was so fun!