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How to make play dough in five minutes

Would you like to know how to make the loveliest consistency play dough in approximately five minutes?

Are you looking for something fun, easy, cheap and creative to do with the children while we are in this period of isolation?

Read on to find out how and watch the video at the end!

Here we are at the dough disco!

What ingredients do I need?

  • 500g plain flour

  • 130g salt

  • 4 tablespoons cream of tartar

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 700ml (approx) boiled water

  • food colouring (gel icing colouring works best)

  • glycerine

  • essence

What equipment do I need?

  • large mixing bowl

  • kettle of boiling water

  • jug

  • wooden spoon

  • tablespoon

  • gloves (optional) to help protect your hands from heat and the food colouring

What is the method?

  • Weigh out the salt and flour into a bowl

  • Add the cream of tartar and vegetable oil and give it a stir

  • Pour the boiling water into the jug

  • Add the food colouring and essence to the boiling water

  • Slowly add the water to the flour mixture, stirring it in with a spoon

  • Keep stirring and let the mixture stick together

  • When you've added nearly all the water, start to knead it in the bowl with your hands. Take care as the water is boiling

  • If you can knead it easily, add a bit more water (it's better to be too sticky rather than too dry as you can always add more flour)

  • Add a few drops of glycerine for extra shine (this is also useful to add when play dough starts to dry out)

  • Take it out of the bowl and knead it on the surface, adding more flour if needed

  • Mix it together really well

  • Store in an airtight container and it will last you for months



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