Playdough!

 In Beyond the Fritter

East Hill Farm—it’s where kids are kings/queens. The slogan doesn’t apply to just the older kids that are busy in the barn and recreation program. It also goes for our youngest guests, and one of the activities that they enjoy during Toddler Time is play dough. It is squishy, moldable and holds infinite possibilities for the imaginative minds that come to play with it.

Often times, the parents of those little kings/queens ask how we make our play dough. Unlike other homemade play dough, ours does not feel greasy, sticky, or granular. It can last for several months with no change in texture. Best of all, it can be made with items from around the house! Give it a try on a rainy day when those little hands and minds need to be kept busy!
East Hill Farm Playdough
Makes ~1lb of play dough
Ingredients:
1 cup Flour
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
¼ cup Salt
Food Coloring (Neon food coloring makes for brighter colors!)
Sparkles (Optional but SO FUN!)

Tools:
Sauce Pan
Wooden Spoon
Little Helping Hands
Directions:
1. Pour all the ingredients into a saucepan in any order. (If using sparkles, wait to add these until the end, when the play dough is cooled.
2. Stir until everything is well-mixed with little to no clumps.
3. Once most of the clumps are gone, heat over MEDIUM heat.
4. Stir continuously until the dough starts to clump up. Keep stirring until all the dough has formed one big clump of PLAY DOUGH!
5. Remove from heat and knead by hand.
6. Once cool, knead in sparkles if desired.
7. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Happy Playdough making!! What will you create?

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