Super Soft Play Dough Recipe that lasts months.
I have heard many people say that they wont try a cooked soft play dough recipe, simply because it requires a little more time and children can’t help… Honestly though, I think the cooked recipe makes longer lasting soft play dough and it doesn’t take much longer at all. The kids can still participate by measuring the ingredients, pouring them all into a saucepan and mixing them all together. Plus, they will love warm freshly made play dough that lasts for months. I have included a printable because you wont want to forget this recipe.
Soft Play Dough Recipe Ingredients:
- 1 cup of cooking Salt
- 1 ¾ cups of hot water (put another ¼ of a cup to the side)
- Food dye (add this to your water) Buy it – Bright Food Coloring Liqua-Gel Set – 12 Colors
- 2 cups of Plain flour
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil
- 4 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar. Buy it here – Marshalls Cream of Tartar
How to make Soft Play dough that lasts ages.
Measure out the soft play dough recipe ingredients and pour your ingredients in to a saucepan.
Mix ingredients together well, Stir so that the colours and ingredients combine into a paste (Children can help do this).
Cook in a saucepan on low heat until mixture leaves sides of pan. Depending on your oven, this could happen quickly. You want the mixture to thicken and clump together resembling dough (not paste). Take off the heat.
Remember if it is very dry, add a dash of water in. Not too much, you don’t want it sticky…
Tip: Try warming it together into a clump. You don’t want to actually “cook it”, aim to hear the ingredients so they combine into dough. Once it can be touched with adult hands, knead it with a dash of oil.
The benefits cooking a soft Play dough Recipe.
- Measuring and early math, during the ingredient mixing process
- Cooking skills / Kids in the kitchen,
- Scientific knowledge; how do ingredients and colors bind together to make the dough.
- Development of descriptive vocabulary,
- Fine Motor Skills – Pinch, poke, roll, squeeze and mould it,
- Develops hand eye coordination,
- Creativity and imagination,
- Promoting sensory play,
- Sometimes Play dough is Calming and therapeutic.
Click here for your Printable Recipe: You will never want to forget this Recipe.