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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Slow cooked Playdough

This day was a lovely sunny day so we were busy outside but i really wanted to make a batch of play dough to keep for a play date coming up. I figured we would try and cook in the slow cooker so i wouldn't have to watch over it constantly. We used this recipe
2.5 cups of water
1 1/4 cups of salt
1 1/2 tbl cream of tartar
5 tbl of vegetable oil
2.5 cups of flour

I took the insert out of the slow cooker and let Tara do the mixing which in the end looked like this...
Put the lid on a cooked on low for 2 hours stirring once half way through and we got this fluffy consistency. You will know its cooked when it springs back when you touch it.

Divided it up and added our favourite food colourings to them and we were ready to play!

We have started using "play dough mats" which are fantastic. Print them off then put them into a plastic sleeve and you have a rainy day activity to add to your play dough.There are plenty of free ones to download on google. This set got us to make
1 sausage in a pan
2 ice creams on a cone
3 spots on a ladybug
4 petals on a flower
5 balls juggling by a clown
6 apples on the tree
7 fish under the sea
8 legs on an octopus
9 frogs in the pond
10 candles on the cake

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I didn't know you could make play-dough in a slow cooker. I also like the Play-dough mat you are using. I've linked up to your post here: http://play2grow.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-favorites-for-march-27-2011.html