Enter - play dough! After baking up a storm of scones and biscuits i started on a batch of play dough. I've heard about cooked playdough before but read good things about this easy to make recipe from the kindergarten association.
Easy no cook play dough
2 Cups of flour
1/2 C salt
2 Tablespoons oil
2 T cream of tartar
2 cups of boiling water ( i found this too much, so start with 1 1/2 C)
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add in the oil, water and colours.
This is a wetter mixture and as it dries it dries out a bit. If you find it is still too wet you can
just knead in a bit of extra flour.
Store in an airtight container. 1 week on and it's still a good texture.
You can see in the picture that the play dough looks wet when first mixed but it dries to a nice consistency.
It looks a little funny as i ran out of normal flour and had to use wholemeal which added an interesting texture. The babies loved it and the mums loved it more - playdough sculpting charades!
Have a great week everyone.