Microwave playdough recipe
I love playdough, and know that creative kids are happy kids!
But playdough is horrid to make on the stovetop, and it’s horrid if you make the uncooked version.
Making playdough with your microwave will have you wanting to make some every week.
Mix these ingredients in a microwave safe dish:
2 cups of plain flour.
2 cups water
1 cup salt
2 teaspoons oil
4 tablespoons cream of tartar.
Food coloring to desired color- http://www.seelecttea.com/index.php?cPath=41
The above website has natural tints!
and we added a scent extract also ( our market has these)
Then it will feel like a sticky goop and look like this:
2) Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir.
It will be inconsistent in texture (some cooked, some uncooked, some dark, some light) and look like this:
3) Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for a further 2 minutes.
Now it is evenly cooked throughout, and looks like this:
4) If it isn’t think enough cook another minute. Then dump it out and start kneeding, you will end up with a big lovable ball of fun!
See, that was easy!
Of course, if your child is helping you with this recipe, perhaps you will want to let it cool just a little more.
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