Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thrifty Thursday: Play Clay for Kids

Kids love playing with Play Dough, but who can afford to keep buying new cans every week when it's all dried out?

Here's a recipe for fun dough that's like the store bought stuff:

2 Tbs Cream of Tarter
1 C Salt
4 C Plain Flour (without raising agents)
1 to 2 Tbs Cooking Oil
4 C Water
Food Coloring

1. Mix the cream of tarter, salt, flour, and oil together with a wooden spoon, then slowly stir while adding water.

2. Cook in a saucepan over a medium flame, stirring occasionally until it thickens. It's ready when it forms a ball that is not sticky.

3. Work in food coloring. Let it cool, then let the kids get creative.

Store it in an airtight container in the fridge to prevent drying out.

1 comment:

michellejohnnie said...

I will be making some of this for my kiddos!