This is what it looked like after we mixed all the ingredients.
I got quite the arm workout stirring this constantly until it came to a ball stage. I got the white boards out for the kids to practice drawing (Emily) and tracing his letters (Aidan) while I did the part on the stove top.
As it cooled (and I got a shower that had one person come in and mention someone was painting on the walls instead of the paper.....note to self, painting must be supervised even for the 5 minutes I wanted for a shower.)
Then we practiced kneading - Aidan did the green all by himself from adding the food coloring to getting it all worked in. Em worked on the red and yellow and did a great job with a little help from Mom. I did the blue. I think Aidan did the best job of the bunch of us.
So, did you guess? We made Play doh!
I remember making this a couple of times with my Mom when I was little. I used a recipe I had written down in my homemade cook book.
3 Cups Flour
1.5 Cups Salt
6 tsp. cream of tarter
3 Cups Water
3 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the wet ingredients together. Combine them in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until a ball forms. Let cool and knead. Can be divided into several pieces and add food coloring and knead to distribute the color. Store in sealable plastic bags.
Now to get them to pick up the bucket of toys that got spilled onto the kitchen floor so they could get to the shapes.......