I remember my mum used to make playdough for me when I was a kid — I LOVED it! When I was old enough I started making the dough myself, and made Christmas and Easter decorations out of it! I remember that I preferred to make plain playdough, without colouring, and paint and lacquer the pieces when it was thoroughly dry.
For our Simple Living theme week I decided to try to make playdough with my kids and it was an instant success! I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before — it’s made in less than 5 minutes from cheap ingredients that are always in the cupboard, it’s completely natural and earth-friendly, and what child doesn’t like to have their hands in the dough?
Here’s how to make the dough (my way):
-2 cups of plain flour
-3/4 cup of salt
-3/4 cup of water
-1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Knead well, add more water if too dry and more flour if too wet. To glue one piece of dough to another it’s best to use a little bit of water. Dry for a couple of days at room temperature to paint and lacquer or keep in a plastic bag for future use… (Just add a bit of water when it gets too dry). Have fun!!