Very pleased with how my playdough turned out. It turned out the exact color I imagined, and it is super soft! I seriously spent the last two hours (from 5:00 to 7:00) playing with the playdough, just kneading and mushing it in my hands.
~1 cup flour
~1 cup water
~2 tsp cream of tartar
~1 TBSP vegetable oil
This recipe is super duper easy! You can mix all the ingredients in the sauce pan in what ever order you'd like. It always comes out the same. I just went in the order as listed. Turned out great! So add in the flour, water, cream of tartar, food coloring, glitter and vegetable oil all at once. Stir all the ingredients together before putting it on heat. Once the playdough mixture is combined (make sure to get out any clumps, but that shouldn't be a problem), put it on the stove over medium heat. You need a strong arm for this, because once it's on the heat, you need to keep stirring and stirring, and it will thicken up fast. Keep stirring until it gets thick and kind of hard, take it off the heat, and let it cool but not completely cool. Gather the "immature" playdough, and put it on wax paper or a place mat and knead it with your hands. There ya go! You have yourself some playdough!
Here is a collage form of the process in case you need a visual
So pleased with the playdough and how it turned out. It's pretty to look at, fun to play with. I recently played with playdough with my two, little cousins and honestly, it was pretty fun. You can never outgrow playing with playdough. I think I want to make clay or polymer clay this week and make these cute clay cacti that I found on Pinterest.
Since there is vegetable oil in the playdough, I'd like to think it helps moisturize my hands. I don't know... like any playdough, it does leave your hands kind of greasy, but at least my hands aren't smelly like playdough.
I probably won't be able to keep up my "small projects" project tomorrow or Saturday because I will be busy. Possibly Sunday though! Yes, the next two days will be quite busy. We are helping my cousin get ready for her graduation party and tons of people are helping to make it possible. Also, I have an orthodontists appointment tomorrow... I haven't been to the orthodontist in a long time! It will be nice to have my retainer tightened. There are a few changes, just minor tweaks I would like the orthodontist to fix but other than that, I am really pleased with my teeth. Saturday is my cousin's graduation party, and before I go to her party, I am helping my friend run concessions at an event. Gonna be busy the next couple of days, but being busy is good! Very good. So next week, I am going to be in full project mode. Tons of projects happening everyday, very excited. Arts/crafts, I'll throw in some recipes. It'll be a busy blogging week for me.
Enjoy the playdough!