Barefoot by the Sea: Homeade Play Dough/Clay

Monday, June 11, 2012

Homeade Play Dough/Clay

Sydney and I were eager to make own play dough last week and honestly, quite bored after all this rain!  So, for this easy indoor activity, we made this simple and CHEAP play dough together.  She loved taking part!
How easy is this?!
1/4 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/4 cup water

Have your child mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add water. Knead and squeeze the dough to make a clay consistency. You may need to add more water. I found that this homeade dough didn't last as long as some other homeade recipes we'd tried in the past and it was firmer.  What I liked about it, is that it was more of a clay consistancy and Sydney was able to make her keepsake (a little turtle) and have a treasure to paint later.

You can also make the colored dough.  Simply divide into sections, then knead in food coloring (liquid or paste). Kids love making the white play dough change colors! I've also heard people have used a drink mix like Kool-Aid for color and scent, although we haven't.  We will definetely be adding glitter in the future for sparkly play dough.

We will definetely be making this again in the future!

Happy Monday!


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