Today we made playdough. I much prefer the homemade playdough rather than store bought for a variety reasons.
- I know what goes into it. Just like the food Froggy eats, I like to choose the least processed ingredients as possible to avoid preservatives and chemicals even if they are supposedly non-toxic.
- It is much less expensive.
- It is better for the environment because there is less packaging
- And lastly it just feels nicer to me, a smoother more pleasant texture.
I have tried several different recipes, both cooked and uncooked. The recipe I like best for durability and texture is the following simple cooked recipe.
3 cups flour
3 cups water
1.5 cups salt
3 tbs oil
6 tsp cream of tarter
Pour all ingredients into a medium saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture pulls away from the sides to form a ball. Turn out onto wax paper. Knead for 2-3 minutes until mixture is smooth. Store in an airtight container.
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