Microwave playdough recipe
Why not try and make your own playdough? Here is a simple microwave recipe. Just add different food colours and you'll have a a variety of different doughs for hours of hands-on creative play.
Number of players:
What you need:
- 1 tbs oil
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup salt
- 1 tbsp cream of tartar
- Food colouring
- 2 cups plain flour
Add the food colouring to the water before mixing.
Mix all ingredients well in a large microwave safe container that has a lid. The dough will cook in different microwaves to varying degrees, so you'll have to check it regularly throughout the process to be sure you don't overcook it and make it go crumbly.
Start on 50% power for three minutes.
Stir and continue for another two minutes.
It should congeal in a fairly gluey lump. So cook it until it looks gluey and congealed (kneading will do the rest).
When it looks like it's come together enough, turn it out onto a floured surface and wait for it to cool a bit.
Knead it until it becomes smooth and silky and easy to work.
Store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It should last for months.
- The large amount of salt is mainly to ensure your playdough lasts - it acts as a preservative to stop it going mouldy.
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