Saturday, 8 February 2014

How to make play-dough the natural way


We've been busy making play-dough and colouring it using natural dyes. It's loads of hands-on fun and Stanley is at that age where he is curious about everything and just wants to do everything!

Ingredients

2 cups of flour
2 cups of warm water infused with natural dye
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of cream of tartar

For the colours we use: 

Red cabbage for purple (the colour in the photograph above)
Beetroot for reds
Greens for green!
& tea bags for browns

We make an infusion with hot water and our chosen vegetable, when the water has boiled then cooled down to a warm temperature we mix all the ingredients together in a large pan over a low heat. When it all comes together into a big lump we turn the heat off and keep stirring until a perfect play-dough consistency is reached. Hours of fun!





p.s. poor Stanley had his hair cut by his older brother the other day, just look at his crooked fringe!

3 comments:

  1. How that took me back I came across the recipe in my flder the other day - it must be over 20 years since I made it!! What fun we used to have with it though just like your children - happy memories!

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  2. This is a great recipe - thanks!
    It works perfectly every time.
    Emma :-)

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  3. Fab idea to colour the dough! Your little boy is soooooo cute, I miss that age too much! X

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