- white flour - 1 cup
- warm water - 1 cup
- salt - 2 tbsp
- cream of tartar - 2 tbsp
- cooking oil - 2 tbsp
- jello - 1, 3 oz pack
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small sauce pan. Stir until most of the lumps disappear. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until it thickens into a ball of dough. This step does take a little while. Just keep stirring, you'll know when it's ready when you won't be able to stir anymore. Once it has finished cooking, place the dough onto a silpat mat or floured cutting board and wait for it to cool. Once it is cool (at least 20-30 minutes -- NOTE: we didn't wait that long :)), let the little ones knead it, adding in flour until it is no longer sticky (about 1/2 cup). Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
We used some of our IKEA silicone molds to make little candies. And of course my army men got into it, too. And the toothpicks have become our new playdough tool of choice. We each had a clown nose of playdough on at one point, but then decided to turn those into eye patches. We had a good round of laughing about that. Seriously, how could you NOT love playdough?
we only had enough flour for three flavors. you can bet green, blue and purple are on their way.
rigging a "bow and arrow" to shoot the lemon shark
"um, i'm in big trouble, boss."