We’ve got a great group of friends, as you probably know, because I rave about our village constantly. One of these friends, also happens to provide us with part time care for Violet, so I can get caught up on work a couple of days a week.
She’s always coming home with cool crafts that she created. This week, they raided the recycling bin and came up with something that looked like it belonged on the front page of Pinterest. Seriously, if that happened at my house the kids would have a pizza box taped to their head as their DIY project. This rocket ship had glitter, tissue paper mache and even a trail of smoke.
Yesterday, Violet came home with play dough. Turns out, it’s an easy recipe that you don’t have to cook (unlike the regular recipe we use). I had to get the recipe and share, to make your life just a little bit easier (and a little less expensive when you’re searching for activities for the kids).
Easiest No Bake Play Dough
- 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
- food colouring (optional)
- glitter (optional)
Mix the flour, salt, cream of tarter and oil in a mixer. You could do it by hand, but it’s a lot easier if you do it in the mixer. Add the food coloring to the water (gel color makes the best, most vibrant colors). Mix until it becomes a dough, and let cool.
When the dough has cooled, knead or, use the dough hook in the mixer, for five minutes. Don’t skip this part – it’s an important part of making the play dough texture, just right. At this point, you can add optional glitter.
If it’s too wet, just add a touch more flour during second part of the process, or while kneading.