Homemade Playdoh - OopsMaking homemade playdoh was in my plans for a while, especially as I was reading the posts about the fun the kids are having with it. On Monday we finally managed to move from theory to practice. You are all going to laugh, but I bought Tartar sauce in the store thinking that it’s the same as cream of tartar, which I remembered as an ingredient needed for homemade playdoh. Fortunately, I looked
it up on Wikipedia before starting the project and had to change my plans quickly to no-cook playdoh. We had all the materials we needed for it - salt, flour, oil, and food coloring. Smarty was totally engaged and interested in the making of playdoh from start to finish. She read the recipe with me, measured and mixed, but “delegated” to me when it came to getting her hands sticky with kneading it.
3 Year Old Making No-Cook PlaydohThe best part was using food coloring and making playdoh balls of different color. Smarty was very fascinated with the whole process of dropping food coloring inside, rolling and pounding white dough and seeing color seeping through. We ended up with 7 balls of playdoh in the end, but next time I won’t make so much – the whole process took about an hour, and then Smarty played with it for maybe 10 minutes. I am sure though that she will play with her new playdoh more this week and maybe will even dare to make something from more than one color. My husband reinforced the rule of not mixing playdoh for so long that she was refusing to make anything that would involve more than one color yesterday and got upset with me when I tried to make a multi color creation to show her that it’s OK.
More concoctions for play?
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