Wednesday, February 6, 2008
This year, make a quick and easy Valentine's gift for the kids in your life. Experiment with color, scent and glitter to create homemade Play Dough. Use scents like cinnamon, vanilla, almond or peppermint extracts or any essential oils you have on hand. If you're feeling really ambitious, make a batch of white, a batch of pink and a batch of red.
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup salt
• 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
• 2 teaspoons red food coloring
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1 cup water
• 2 tablespoon silver glitter
• 2 tablespoon cinnamon or an extract/essential oil
Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar in a medium pot. Add food coloring, vegetable oil and water.
Stir over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until dough starts to thicken. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Scoop onto floured surface and knead.
Knead in glitter and scent.
Store in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag.
Matt & Kelly, sitting in a tree... Just kidding. :-P Does the cream of tartar do something special to the dough?