On summer days when it’s either raining outside or just too HOT to play outside, this is a fun and inexpensive project: a Make Your Own Play Dough Recipe. The recipe is originally taken from the Martha Stewart show. If you’re concerned about artificial coloring, natural food coloring is a good choice.
Make Your Own Play Dough Recipe
–Mix everything but the food coloring in a saucepan and cook over medium heat approximately 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stop when dough is the consistency of mashed potatoes.
–Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces
–Add 6 to 8 drops of food coloring to each part and knead color into the dough until distributed evenly (it’s a good idea for you to start out the kneading so the food coloring doesn’t get directly on the kids hands – it’s hard to wash off!
–Store in a ziploc bag or plastic container and it will keep for a LOOOOOOONG time!