Playing with food

Well, not really food, but we will play with it. (Disclaimer: I wouldn’t eat this, there is way too much salt for my palette in the absence of chips and vinegar)

My daughter and I have spent the day together, and she wanted to do EVERYTHING!

We went to Tesco – so that she could do the scan as you shop.

We went to 2 soft play areas (the first was shut) and she had a run around for an hour.

We made play dough.  We have all the colours already, but she wanted to see if I could make some.
Not just any dough! That would have been too easy.  Oh no, she wanted dark pink with sparkly glitter! (no pressure there then!)

So here you go.  The patented crafty cooks sparkly pink and glittery play dough.  What I will say is that I have never made this before, but there was something strangely enjoyable about kneading hot play dough!

1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
Food coloring
1 cup flour

Combine all the ingredients in the saucepan.
Heat, stirring continuously, until the ingredients come together as a dough.
Remove from the heat then knead until smooth.
The cream of tartar makes this dough last 6 months or longer, apparently, but also helps the elasticity of the dough.
Store this dough in an airtight container a Ziploc freezer bag, or some plain old cling film.

As you can see, it needs more food colouring to achieve her desired shade, but she was very happy with how it felt.  She said: “it is really different when you play with warm dough!”


I hope you enjoy this.

Monkey and Mouse



3 thoughts on “Playing with food

  1. Lukeosaurus And Me says:

    We LOVE homemade play dough and you’re right, there’s something very therapeutic about kneading warm play dough. The colour doesn’t look too bad! I sometimes use paint to colour ours, it doesn’t last AS long, but it definitely gets the right colour! Ray xx #HowToSundays

  2. Jenny says:

    I love the little tin full of playdough and tools, such a great idea! I find it sooo satisfying making our own playdough, especially when you get to knead it warm, it feels lovely and therapeutic. Sounds like you managed a lot in one day too. I absolutely love your background pictures btw, they are incredibly cute!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSundays 🙂 x

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