My son has been really into play-doh lately. There have been times when he has literally spent an HOUR sitting at the table, entertaining himself with play-doh. Amazing, right?
- white flour – 1 cup
- salt – 2 tbsp
- cream of tartar – 2 tbsp
- cooking oil – 2 tbsp
- warm water – 1 cup
- Jello – 1 3oz pack
- Add all the ingredients together in a big mixing bowl
- Mix all the ingredients together until consistent
- Pour into a pan and stir continuously
- Wait for it to thicken into a big ball and then place it on a piece of wax paper to cool
- Kneed it for a few minutes once cooled with some flour
- Add any food coloring or glitter to spice things up!
- Start playing!
One of the keys to the play-doh success has been keeping it interesting. Over the past several months, I've been collecting random things from our house that create interesting impressions. Here's a couple of things that we use: various sized balls and unique textures, plastic animals and bugs, rulers, cookie cutters, sea shells, seeds, stamps, lids, lego pieces, nets (packaging from popsicles), forks, and even Hot Wheel cars (added by my son).
I'm pretty sure that The Toddler's favorite play-doh item are the Hot Wheel cars.
Here's one of The Toddler's play-doh creations. What unique items do your kids use with play-doh?