homemade playdohwhat i did was i halved the following recipe and made one half in one pot and the other half in a different pot at the same time. this way, you can make two different colors at once and not be slaving away in the kitch all day. it also works perfectly to divide it between two kids! also, you want to make sure that you use gel food coloring (as opposed to regular liquid food coloring)! i got mine at target. gel food coloring results in prettier, brighter, and bolder colors!
4 c all-purpose white flour
4 c lukewarm water
1 c salt
2 tb vegetable oil
4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp preferred color of gel food coloring
glitter (however much or little you want - it does not get all over the place!)
2 tsp avon skin-so-soft bath oil
2 c all-purpose white flour
2 c lukewarm water
1/2 c salt
1 tb vegetable oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp preferred color of gel food coloring
glitter (however much or little you want - don't worry, it does not get all over the place!)
1 tsp avon skin-so-soft bath oil*
halve the full recipe and combine all of the ingredients (minus the bath oil) in two medium-sized pots over medium heat. make sure one pot has one color, and other other pot has a different color! incorporate and continue stirring with a wooden spoon until the moisture is absorbed and the contents resemble a playdoh consistency. feel free to add more or less food coloring (before it's done) depending on how you want the color to look.
turn each set of dough out onto a large cutting board and let cool for a few minutes. once cooled (the dough will still be warm, so be careful), add a teaspoon of bath oil to each dough and start kneading until the oil is incorporated. form each color into a disc and cut in half (or thirds or fourths depending on how many kids you have). now each kid has their own of each color!
*i imagine you can also use baby oil. either way, they will make the otherwise funky-odored playdoh smell great! this is also what makes the dough very soft, pliable, and squishy - so don't leave this out!
voila! you're done and your kids are ready to start playing away! my kids played with the playdoh for hours. and they are ages 6 and 8. playdoh is not just for preschoolers!
i purchased plastic containers at the dollar tree to store the playdoh in. they had 4-packs of 2-cup sized containers. the playdoh fit perfectly in them.
i made red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white. so yes, four different batches!