I used THIS recipe that included this gorgeous picture:
I combined all the ingredients, and let Delaney do the stirring.
After stirring, we had to cook it. I did NOT know I would have to cook the playdough. weird.
I was pretty sure we messed it up. First, it said to add four drops of food coloring. I wanted to make purple, so I added 2 drops of red and 2 drops of blue. Instead of purple, it became a weird zombie flesh color. Then, I stirred and stirred and stirred while it was on the stove and it just looked like chunky dog vomit. Then, I took it out and it was super hot, so I put it on wax paper to let it cool. When I tried to pick it up to knead it together, the wax paper came with it.
It was a serious mess and then Delaney kept reaching for it and it was too hot. So she was crying and I was scraping super sticky zombie color dog vomit playdough off my counter. BUT THEN, after "kneading" it for a few minutes, it became normal playdough. Not as easy as I thought, but the final product was super soft and great playdough.
|If you look closely, you can see the tear under the eye as a result of waiting for the super hot playdough.|
I suppose I would make it again, but I would add more food coloring and maybe let it cool a little before putting it on the wax paper. I think we still had fun making something together though, which was the point all along.