Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cooked Play Dough Update


We've been playing with our homemade play dough for a week now, and its texture is holding up very nicely - not a bit of sliminess. In fact, I did some research, and found, that this play dough will keep, up to three months.

The texture is firm, and tiny bit rubbery, very much like what you might buy at the store. I would definitely recommend it over the uncooked, salt type of play dough.


Click, here, to go back to last week's post, with for recipe.

And, as for tips:

  • Cook the dough on the stove, rather than in the microwave, to avoid dry spots.
  • Cooking intensifies the colors, so for really bright, beautiful color, add the food coloring to dough before you cook it.
  • If you plan on making several batches, find a bulk source for the cream of tarter, and food coloring, to reduce the cost.
  • Store the dough in Ziploc bags, or airtight containers, at room temperature.
  • If it starts to dry out, a small amount of water can be kneaded in, to restore the texture, as long as it's not too dry.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

1 comment:

Raising a Happy Child said...

Awesome! I finally found cream of tartar and will definitely make this playdoh when the time allows.