So last night, Danny, Emerson and I all gathered in the kitchen to make Pink Playdough!!! I was actually dreading it a bit, I heard from a few moms that it is really messy and I didn't want to mess up one of my expensive pots (not that they ever get messed up by me cooking in them). I was happily mistaken though, we had a great time making the playdough and it was certainly a great activity for Emerson to participate in. I got a bit nervous when we moved to the stove to cook the playdough. Yes, you cook playdough! Who knew? I ended up moving Emerson's stool away from the stove, which she was none to happy about. I'm glad Danny was there to help...I needed all the "man"power I could get. You have to constantly stir the concoction and it gets thick, quick!! All-in-all, it was a fun activity and wasn't too messy to clean up, especially since I didn't do the cleaning up, thanks Danny!! I will post the recipe below, but I would suggest if you are making it for household use, half the recipe because it makes a lot. Enjoy!!
Our little helper...
measuring, pouring, stirring and trying not to make a mess!!
Turning it Pink!!!
Finally thick enough to take off the stove.
Ready to play with the playdough!
Helping Mommy knead the playdough.
The Frogs Pink Playdough!!
Playdough - The Recipe
4 cups water
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups flour (all-purpose)
2 cups salt
4 Tablespoons cream of tartar
*Combine all ingredients in a large cooking pan (non-stick is best).
*Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly
*Continue cooking until mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan.
*Remove from heat, turn out onto a floured surface and knead in flour until the playdough is not sticky.
*Cool and store in a large Ziploc bag.