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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I'm addicted to coupons and every penny counts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your success stories with me as well.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Homemade Playdough Recipe

Bradley and I made our first batch of homemade playdough.  The experience was a lot of fun but I'm not sure how you save much money making your own.  The cream of tartar alone was $3.68 and I used 1/2 of it.  Bradley is in the stage of "let me see how that tastes" so I guess it's a good thing this playdough is edible.  The process was easy enough and it was so incredibly sweet "cooking" with Bradley!  And I promise he is not wearing lipstick or any makeup in any of these pictures.  It must have been the lighting or he's just a natural beautiful boy!  :)

Stirring together the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and oil in a pan.

He wanted the water to be the same color as his blue shirt.

 Stirring all the ingredients over medium heat for 5 minutes. 
He only lasted about 10 seconds and I finished it.

Figuring this stuff out

This playdough is really cool!

 And of course, he had to taste test his experiment!
 
Homemade Playdough Recipe
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon oil
food coloring
 
Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a pan.  Mix the water with the food coloring.
Add the water/color-mix to the other ingredients, stir well.  Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, while stirring constantly.  When the mixture becomes "doughy", remove from the heat and start kneading.  The dough will be very warm so make sure your child is careful.  When desired texture is achieved, the playdough is finished!
 

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