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Making Cooked Play Doh is so easy, fun, and cheap! Chance are you have all the ingredients already in your pantry! Don't forget to check the list of FUN and educational activities to use your cooked play doh!
Your kids will love making cooked play doh! Plus you don't have to worry about running out to the store, you can make different colors, and bring it back to life if it gets a little dry!
If you have any Lego lovers in the house and need something for them to do, take a look at how to make lego crayons!
First, make your own play-dough. Why? Well, because it's cheaper and if it gets all mixed up, it doesn't hurt as much when it costs less. I really like this set of play doh tools, they are budget-friendly and there are 24 pieces!
Ingredients for Cooked Play Dough:
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 cup flour
2 tbs cream of tartar
1 tablespoon oil
3 drops food coloring
How to Make Cooked Play Doh
Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized saucepan, stir over low/medium heat until dough is the right consistency. Allow to cool before storing in a plastic bag.
Tips for Making Cooked Play Doh
- When allowing the dough to cool, you can lay it out on wax paper.
- When storing in a plastic bag or airtight container, you can also put it in the fridge.
- If you notice the next time you use it, or if you let it dry out, add a little water and knead.
Homeschooling With Play Dough
Here is a whole list of FUN learning ideas if you are a homeschool mom, or if you just want to add a little educational fun in at home!
Bug Fossils from No Time for Flash Cards
Fractions from The Organized Classroom
Digging for Dinosaur Bones from The Imagination Tree
Electric Dough from PBS Kids
Flower Prints with Artful Parent
Playdough Sand Castles with Mama Papa Bubba
Fizzy Dough Experiments with Lemon Lime Adventures
Playdough Literacy with Home Literacy Blueprint
Counting with Playdough with Life Over Cs
X-Ray Playdough with I Can Teach My Child
Topographic Maps with Mad Science Lessons
Measure Your Pulse with with Education.com
Playdough Brain with Science Sparks
Play Dough Earth with 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Landform Models with A Series of 3rd Grade Events
Easy Sundial with Otherwise Educating
Pinch Pots with First Palette
Learn About Roman Numerals with Creekside Learning
Play Dough Word Families with I Can Teach My Child
Erupting Volcano with Create Kids Crafts
Leaf and Rock Prints with Learn Play Imagine
Play Dough Maze with Squashed Tomatoes
Playdough Train Table with Filthy Wizardry
Tabletop Forest with Artful Parent
Make Coil Pots with Deep Space Sparkle
Learn About Genetics with Almost Unschoolers
Glue Fossils with Education.com
Ancient Egyptian Cartouches with The Unlikely Homeschool
Hieroglyphics with First Palette
If you like homeschooling with play dough, you'll love homeschooling with LEGOs!