Monday, 19 May 2014

Salt dough handprint, joy for kids, memories for mothers

Salt Play Dough

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • Half a cup of warm water

Mix together into a large bowl and knead it until smooth and stretchy. This last part is important otherwise the dough remains sticky and quite granular from the salt. If it is still too sticky add a bit more flour, if too dry and crumbly then add a tiny touch more water. A little bit of trial and error is all that is needed and it really is so easy!

Glitter Play Dough

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup cream of tartar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • food coloring
  • colored glitter

In a large pan mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, and oil until no lumps remain.  Heat over medium heat until the mixture is very thick.  

Remove the mixture and knead until very soft and pliable. 

 Add food coloring and glitter and knead until thoroughly mixed.  Keeps for weeks in a airtight container. Makes about 4 cups of play dough.


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