Since it’s Saturday, I thought of having a simple activity at home that would involve one of Kyle’s favorite things: play dough. Play dough is one staple material that we have at home for the little boy to play with, hence I was so sure that play dough-making would be something that would delight him. I searched online to find the easiest recipes in making play dough, of which we tried at home. I failed twice (the dough was too sticky), but I did a remedy that worked perfectly!
Materials in Making Play Dough
The Cooked Play Dough Recipe
The original plan was to make a no-cook play dough based on a recipe I found online but it turned out to be too sticky hence I made a twist. Here’s my version.
1. Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl.
2. Boil 1 cup of water and then and the food coloring.
3. Pour the cup of hot water to your mixture.
4. Stir, then knead until smooth.
5. On a non-stick pan (for easier stirring), cook your dough to get the consistency that you prefer (I did it for about 2 minutes!) Keep stirring and cooking until the dough is dry!
A little learning I had from the two failed play dough-making attempts: If the play dough is still sticky, just keep stirring and cooking it! And oh, cooked play dough has better quality than the uncooked one. =)
Here’s the recipe card. You can save and print it!
For no-cook play dough recipes, go to the following links:
So happy that my child and Ihad a great bonding moment making and playing the playdough! If you haven’t done this yet, try it! =)