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Author Topic: Salt dough and Play dough  (Read 17079 times)
lisa lowndes
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2010, 03:49:50 PM »

Was thinking of making it with the children to keep them 'busy' ie not fighting!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2010, 04:05:09 PM »

So i figured out how to open both at once...

1cup flour
1/2cup salt
2tablespoons cream of tartar
in a bowl and mix. Add
1tablespoon oil
colour (few drops food colouring or teaspoon of that powder stuff)
to
1cup boiling water
add water slowly to dry mix, until its dough

we used to make double quantities with the kids and nurseries i used to work in back in aust and it almost always works. Just make sure u dont add too much water!

good luck! Let us know how it goes :-)
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2010, 04:13:47 PM »

no but i find buying it from elc works well lol

pmsl Mrs Bear thats cheating  Wink Tongue

I use the same recipe as Beth and sometimes add things to make it smell such as vanilla, peppermint  or my charges favourite cocoa powder
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 11:25:47 AM »

I went to tescos to buy my ingredients they didn't have any salt apparently theres a shortage due to people buying it to put on their drives paths etc maybe will follow Mrs Bears advice and just buy it from ELC!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2010, 07:15:49 PM »

i always make mine in the microwave and it turns out perfect!  Just make sure you use fine salt or it will be all clumpy!


2 cups plain flour
1 cup of salt
2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
2 cups of cold water
(food colouring,flavouring, glitter etc)

place all ingredients together except water and food colouring!  Addwater gradually you may not need it all and mix well!  Put in a microwavable bowl cook on full power for two mins take out and mix then put on for another min!  If not firm put in for longer but is usually fine after 3 mins!
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2010, 10:34:08 PM »

same recipe as lauren but I cook mine in a saucepan. You know it is done because it sticks in a big lump and pulls away from the side of a pan. The cooked one keeps for ages which is good.

Mrs Bear what kind of a nanny do you call yourself? Horrid toxic shop bought play doh indeed!!!  Shocked

Not like me and the other nannies making our own  Wink I'm off to polish my halo  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2010, 11:03:38 AM »

Yay!!! Finally made the playdoh... Used the microwave recepie posted on here turned out perfectly.. Thanks to everyone who replied!
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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2010, 12:01:32 PM »

I find this recipe works REALLY well plus with the bonus of no saucepan to clean!!!! it was so easy and the children were able to help as not over a hot stove.....

Uncooked Play Dough

2 cups of plain flour
4 tablespoons of 'cream of tartar'
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cup of salt
2 cups of boiling water
food colouring

*Just pop it all in a mixing bowl and mix!

*It looks as though it is not going to mix well at first but hang in there and throw it onto the bench to knead, and it will come together really nicely.

*We put different things in ours also such as glitter and sand.  Just be careful you don't put things in like rice as they tend to go mouldy - we find glitter is really good.

*Add peppermint oil for a great smell and even longer lasting playdough...
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2010, 10:00:24 PM »

I had the uncooked recipe too but prefer the cooked playdough!

If we are making it we always make an extra batch for toddlers! Which is good fun cos the lil one decides what colour we are giving to toddlers  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2011, 10:41:52 PM »

from memory what i make every monday at school

1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup water (though i find 3/4 is enough and add very slowly after that)
a squirt of oil (we use baby oil)

add glitter / food colouring / whatever to it Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2011, 01:21:35 PM »

I do the same as sparkly only I add the second cup of water then cook it on hob untill it gets dough like. Lasts for months
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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2011, 09:23:09 PM »

Thanks girls..

I made some today... even if my daughter did try and eat it  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2011, 09:45:06 PM »

The recipe above will do just use food colouring and dont put any sparkles or anything in... all the ingredients are edible Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2011, 09:46:55 PM »

The recipe above will do just use food colouring and dont put any sparkles or anything in... all the ingredients are edible Smiley


though DOES have a lot of slat in it  Lips Sealed
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2011, 09:47:21 PM »

*salt*
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