Keepsake play dough recipe
Kids adore play dough: it bends to their will and they can create any shapes they want. This play dough recipe dries hard so it's great for older kids who want to create a permanent keepsake from their creations.
- 1 cup cornflour
- 2 cups baking soda
- 310ml (1 1/4 cups) water
Put all the ingredients into a large non-stick saucepan and cook over a medium heat until the mixture thickens.
Once it has thickened, turn it out onto a work bench (wait for it to cool a bit first) and knead it until it becomes smooth and supple.
Form the dough into shapes and creations and allow them to dry in the air.
Once the models are hard, you can paint them.
- You can make things like gingerbread men, photo frames, brooches, food for tea parties and so much more.
- When painting your creations, use acrylic paints finished off with varnish to seal the model and stop it rotting. Or you can use enamel paints but they take longer to dry and aren't washable, so will stain clothes.
- Wrap the play dough up well after your child has finished playing with it in a ziplock bag (with all the air squeezed out) and then pop in an airtight plastic box. This way, it'll stay fresh for another day.