Thursday, September 25, 2008

Toddler Art


2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)
food coloring

Mix all of the ingredients together, and stir over low heat. The dough will begin to thicken until it resembles mashed potatoes.

When the dough pulls away from the sides and clumps in the center, as shown below, remove the pan from heat and allow the dough to cool enough to handle.

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corrie said...

Thanks for this recipe! I like that it is entirely edible, since Lily still likes to taste-test her artwork. We'll have to try it out.

abbyjess said...

That's why I used this recipe b/c I knew Linus would try to eat it. However, I didn't want one of the edible ones (i.e. peanut butter playdoh) that would taste good. At least not until I can explain that this is a special playdoh for eating. Right now, we're just working on understanding that art supplies are not for eating.

loving green said...

Instead of food coloring you can add Koolaid (which will make the playdough smell good, look good, but not taste good)
Have you made crayons?
I did that with Jaden and he loved it. I think I posted it on the blog a while back.