Nov 5, 2011

{Lazy Saturday}

As Justin is putting the finishing touches on our new door casings (which look awesome),  I thought it would be fun (and necessary) to keep The Kid busy!  He got two small containers of Play-Doh from his Trick or Treating…but they had been mixed, dried out and ruined as the week progressed.  So?  Let’s make our own! 

Homemade Play Dough is the best…easy, cheap, and just like the real stuff.  My mom made it for us when we were kids and I loved it just as much as the real thing.

The recipe: 4 cups water, 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tablespoons cooking oil, 4 teaspoons cream of tartar, food coloring. Combine ingredients. Cook in a big pot, stirring constantly, until most of the moisture is absorbed.

Store in a covered container or Ziploc – and it does NOT need to be refrigerated, just sealed TIGHTLY.  Add a couple of drops of baby oil to keep it soft.

Perfect for those lazy Saturdays when you just want to keep everyone busy and happy! And possibly a rainbow of colors will be perfect stocking stuffers placed in little ziplock containers.




Keeping little hands busy…


And now the pot…



  1. Erin, you can use koolaid instead of food coloring and then your play dough smells good too!

  2. Reading your post made me literally smell the scent of home-made play-doh! I have such fond memories of my Mum making it for us. :)


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