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Author Topic: Salt dough and Play dough  (Read 16369 times)
clemmie
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« on: August 15, 2007, 02:01:31 PM »

Yesterday I made the most fabulous playdough, try it.......

I used baby powder instead of flour, and baby oil instead of normal oil. The result was a beautiful smelling, and very soft dough.

Mix in a pot:

1 cup baby powder
1 cup warm water
food colouring
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp baby oil (but i added a few extra squirts)

Mix all over low heat till lovely and smooth (I used whisk at the beginning).

Then knead till perfect!!

Lovely
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 07:17:59 PM »

I want to make playdough with my charges this summer, I might try this & do it tomorrow afternoon  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 12:42:08 PM »

Does it have to be baby powder ? i tried this with ordinary talc and it ended up as a smooth paste, maybe i need to add less water nxt time ?
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 04:11:18 PM »

The baby powder makes it so smooth and it smells great. If it is too soft, add a bit of flour to thicken it, you will still get the lovely smooth texture and smell, but it will become firmer.
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 08:32:55 PM »

Mine's on here- with beetroot!!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 09:12:23 PM »

i use the tanya ramsey one (in her family food cook book)

flour  }
salt   }
oil     } mix it all together
water}

(i think, forget the quantites)
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009, 11:00:15 AM »

Ingredients

  2 cups of flour             4 tbsps cream of tartar

  1 cup salt                     2 tbsps of cooking oil

   food colouring             2 cups of water

Method

Mix all the ingredients together in a large saucepan and stir over a medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until the mixture congeals. You can split the playdough up into smaller quantities after it is cooked and add different colours for even more fun.
Put water in the saucepan as soon as you have emptied it otherwise it will be impossible to clean.
This stuff last for MONTHS!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 11:26:48 AM »

That is exactly how i make it gherkin. I have been with my family for 7 months now and we have only ever made a fresh batch about 2 times!
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009, 01:21:54 PM »

I add banana flavouring and, at Christmas, Cinnamon.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2009, 01:37:18 PM »

Thanks gherkin!

I think I  now know why my playdoh has been going gooey - I have only been putting in a teaspon of cream of tartar not the 4 tbs! Its a bit of a joke at work, that I just can't make good playdoh, it always ends up in the bin, everywhere covered in gooey mess!

 Cheesy Catherine
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2009, 01:41:54 PM »

I know that this doesn't make any sense but if I make red playdough, it always goes gooey! other colours are fine, just red! maybe there is something in the colouring!! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2009, 06:40:22 PM »

Ingredients

  2 cups of flour             4 tbsps cream of tartar

  1 cup salt                     2 tbsps of cooking oil

   food colouring             2 cups of water

Method

Mix all the ingredients together in a large saucepan and stir over a medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until the mixture congeals. You can split the playdough up into smaller quantities after it is cooked and add different colours for even more fun.
Put water in the saucepan as soon as you have emptied it otherwise it will be impossible to clean.
This stuff last for MONTHS!!!!


I use this method too - sometimes I half it and make different colours. I find it easier and less messy to add the colouring before the cooking stage.

Adding vanilla or mint essence gives  nice smell and it also looks pretty if you add glitter.
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 08:52:50 PM »

I kinda do something like that NannyA. . .

2 cups plain flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1 cup water, 1 tablspn cooking oil, 1 tablspn hand lotion,
and a little food colouring

Mix the flour and salt together. Add the hand lotion, oil and water (I usually add the food colouring to the water here as its less messy Smiley )
Mix all this into the flour and then knead until its smooth.

If you use Self-Raising flour, then the play-dough takes on a putty-like texture which is odd!!

This makes your hands super soft when you play with it. . . and smells DIVINE if you use one of your favourite lotions!!  Grin xx
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2010, 01:56:45 PM »

The way i make it almost always works... Will put it up tonight/this arvo - im on my phone so cant see both right now.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2010, 02:52:22 PM »

Anyone got a failsafe way of making it???

no but i find buying it from elc works well lol
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