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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Let's Make Homemade Play Dough

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Friday's Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

One of the things our grandkids love to do is make homemade play dough. (Okay, I confess, I love playing with it, too.)

It's really easy to make! Here’s the recipe that we use:

1 cup flour
½ cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Food coloring

Mix all dry ingredients. Add oil, water, and food coloring. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook until dough becomes one large ball. Empty onto waxed paper. Knead (press with your hands, in a rolling motion) until smooth and cool. Immediately store in an airtight container.

Clear plastic jars make perfect homemade play dough containers. The dough stays soft and pliable in them, and you can tell the color at a quick glance.

Hope that you and your grandkids have many fun hours playing with this stuff! If they live out-of-town, you might want to send them the recipe (or send their moms the recipe) and ask for a picture of them having “homemade play dough” fun.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun! Wish my grandkids were here today - Rita

Sharon Ball said...

Wow, I would have never thought of making homemade play dough. What a great idea!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita and Sharon. It's good to hear from both of you!

Sharon, I can just see you making things with your grandkids some day with homemade play dough. :) You'll love being a grandmother!