Easy to make preschool playdough recipe for preschool educators. preschool parents and caregivers.
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Hi! My name is Marisa, and I am one of the operators of preschoollearningonline.com and activityschoolbus.com. What I want to do today is share with you an amazing play-dough recipe, it's not only easy and fun to make, but it's also -- it keeps very good in Ziploc bags. You'll have at least a few weeks the flavor of it, and it's also a great little activity for the children to help. They can help dumping ingredients in the bowl, they can help stir, so let's get started in, and you can see what it looks like. Well, first of all, what you need is one cup of flour. So I already have measured them. So you are just going to add one cup of flour to the bowl, and then you just need half a cup of salt. So add the half a cup of salt in there and we'll just mix it around a bit. And then you need two teaspoons of cream of tartar. Now I just have that here in the bag. So you just add two teaspoons. That's one and two, and it's good to count with the children too because there is not a lot of high numbers in here. So the children will have fun counting with you. So two teaspoons of cream of tartar. And then, you need one cup of boiling water. Now there is a couple of things I want to say about this step. I am going to make blue play-dough. So it's a good idea to add the food coloring to the water before you put it in, a couple of drops will do. Also, if you want to add scent to your play-dough, this is a good time to do it too. You can add peppermint extract, vanilla, anything like that to your water, or if you want, you can omit the food coloring, and just add a small packet of juice mix like a tiny little kool-aid packets, sometimes I use grapes, sometimes I use blue raspberry. I don't know if they have lemon, but I have them laminating there before. So just add a little bit of that or the whole packet to the boiling water and mix it in, and you kool-aid, your play-dough will be colored by the kool-aid and also have a good scent. So I just put blue food coloring in here. So this is one cup of boiling water. And I am going to slowly add that in. Now the mixture will be hot, so make sure you work it around with a wooden spoon before you let the kids handle it, and then the last ingredient is one tablespoon of oil, and any oil will do. We are going to have this recipe on our website as well. So if you can't get all ingredients, feel free to go to www.preschoollearningonline.com and we'll have it on there as well. So those are all our ingredients in here and I am just going to mix it around with the spoon a bit and then you'll see the play-dough come together, and then you work it around with your hands. Now like I said, you can put it in a Ziploc bag and it will last for a couple of weeks. You'll know when the play-dough isn't good anymore, it's when the kids aren't really having fun with it anymore, cookie cutters don't work in it. They have a hard time mixing it around, and stuff like that. Now this time, the mixture did come out a bit soft. So I am going to get some more flour. Sometimes that happens depending on the temperature in the room, I find on rainy days, there is a lots of moisture in the air, so just feel free to add some more flour. I just put about another half a cup in there. And just mix it around. Here we go. And I am just going to get my hands in there, and grab the play-dough out and finish kneading it up. So yeah, if you do find it comes a little bit soaky there, I just, like I said, added another half a cup of flour and it's perfect. And it actually make sense because it is a rainy day here today. So it did come out quite soft. So now I have been kneading it for a little bit and for just a few couple of minutes. And the play-dough is now at the right texture and consistency. So now I just wanted you to know that I did add a little bit of flour, I added just a little bit at a time. you may need to do that like I said, depending on whether there are different things like that, but the recipe should be perfect, just f