Friday, March 4, 2011

DIY Family Friday

Welcome to week 2 of DIY Family Fridays! This week we're going to make homemade play doh!  This is a fun, easy project that should keep your little ones busy for a while. You probably have all of the required supplies except for alum powder.You should be able to find it in the spice aisle.  

{Photo from Homemade by Jill via Skip to my Lou}
 Homemade Play Doh Recipe
1 Cup Flour
1/2 cup Salt
2 Teaspoons Cream of Tarter
1 cup Warm Water
1 Tablespoon Oil
Liquid or Gel Food Coloring or Kool-Aid

Combine flour, salt and cream of tarter in a sauce pan. Gradually add the water and oil. Cook over low/medium heat stirring constantly. Continue to stir. Lumps will form but eventually it will become smoother in consistency. Remove from heat.

Let cool until you can safely handle the dough. Place the dough on the counter and knead it into a ball. Break off balls depending on how many colors you and your little one would like. Flatten the play doh slightly, add a few drops of color to each ball and continue to fold the dough onto itself while mixing in the food coloring or kool aid. {A note from the FRC play doh veterans: Grape kool-aid will make the play doh brown! Good to know!}

If you would like a darker colored play doh, add additional drops of play doh.  Have fun making critters, towers, buildings and cars! To store the play doh, place it in a jar or storage container and refrigerate!

{Photo from Homemade by Jill via Skip to my Lou}

{ you have a recipe, craft or other kid friendly DIY project that you would like to share? Send it to Emily and we will add it to our list of ideas!}