I’m normally a shop bought Play Doh kinda Mummy. It’s one of those activities that I give into on a rainy afternoon when we are all climbing the walls. It drives me insane when they mix the colours together and I’m like a Sergeant Major checking clothes, soles of feet and little hands before everyone leaves the table and tramples the remnants of our play into my shaggy rug.
Well anyways, for some bizarre reason last week I decided I’d go all Pintrest Mummy on the Play Doh and make our own!
I know the Little C makes it at Nursery, so before I went googling “Non Messy Play Doh Recipies” I thought I ask him what the ingredients are…
I shouldn’t have bothered. He’s three. He was stuffing a Pancake into his mouth at the time and staring at ‘Ben and Holly’. It probably wasn’t the best time as I’m pretty sure the ingredients he listed are to make a cake. The boy is not silly – Always thinking of his next treat!
So I got the lap top out and went in search of an easy recipe.
One question – What the hell is Cream of Tartar? What ever it is it isn’t in my cupboard. So a recipe that didn’t include it was a must. This was the first one I came to that I had all the ingredients stashed away so I jumped right in. It was good just not perfect, so we made some tweaks – I’ll list them below.
2 Cups of flour 3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
1 tbs Oil
1 Cup Cold Water
2 Drops Liquid Food Colouring The more food colouring the more vibrant the colour.
The Little C wanted his Play Doh to be Power Ranger Red. I’d say we settled at Blush Pink. I was getting a bit afraid their hands would be stained and therefore so would my furniture.
1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
2. Add the Water, Food Colouring and Oil to the dry ingredients.Do this a little at a time. Mixing well.
Knead well Knead and Knead and Knead!
I scattered some flour across the table whilst kneading as the mixture was a little too wet at the beginning.
There you have it!
Homemade Play Doh. Cutters at the ready and away you go…
I don’t reckon it would taste too good but I’m sure it wouldn’t do the Littles any harm if they decided to have a nibble and it was actually fun to make.
It kept them busy for at least an hour which in my eyes is a big winner!
If you decide to brave it – Leave me a comment and let me know how you got on.
Watch out for more ‘Pintrest Mummy’ to come on Mummy’s Whine Club. You can be sure there will be a few disasters along the way!