During the holidays, as many parents know, kids expect you to entertain them from morning till dawn. Unless the day is action packed, it’s a “boring” day. On one of those days, we made a batch of homemade playdough.
1teaspooncream of tartar
natural or food colouringeg. beetroot, turmeric powder (optional)
In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
Add oil, liquid colouring, and boiling water (warn kids if they are helping!) and stir until it all comes together.
Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it until smooth.
Divide into several portions and add different colours few drops at the time to each.
Knead the colouring well into the playdough
For a textured playdough, add some oats, dried lavender or herbs.
Add a few drops of natural cooking essence like orange, peppermint or almond for a nice smell, but omit if that will tempt small kids into eating the playdough – it IS natural, but way too salty.
If the kids manage to eat some, don’t be alarmed, it won’t hurt them, they’ll just be very thirsty!
Be alarmed if they eat commercial playdough – it is full of chemicals, with a weird sweet smell.
Once the playdough starts to smell rancid, dries out or gets very dirty, it’s time to make another batch.
How to Make Playdough With Cream of Tartar https://sustainableecho.com/homemade-playdough-recipe/