Play Dough!

Homemade play dough - SO COOL!!  This was fun for us to make and even more fun to play with.  And to top it off, lasts at least 3 months in the fridge.

I got the recipe from this site.  I used the very first cooking recipe since they last a bit longer.  Here is the recipe, just in case you're up for cooking!

3 cups flour

6 tsp tartar

1.5 cups salt (I accidentally left this out and it turned out just fine, but I am sure salt would help with the moisture)

3 tbsp oil

3 cups water

Combine in a pot over medium heat.  Stir constantly, scraping the dough from the sides until it resembles a ball of play dough (1-3 minutes).  Pour out and let cool.  I had to knead this for a little bit until it became play dough.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.  

*I let it cool at least 20 minutes before playing with it.

One thing I have learned about sensory play - is that it doesn't always go 'as planned'.  I got the cookie cutters out, rollers and all sorts of things.  Which worked - for awhile.  And then he went to collect his trucks.  I thought we were done with the play dough after a short 15 minutes, but I stood corrected.  

Play dough is great for trucks to run over, dump and be filled.  

We had a blast, for a couple hours.  Soren played with play dough until the Sun went down and it's sitting in the fridge for another day!