Wednesday, August 17, 2011

homemade scented playdough

this recipe is from my friend robin, who is exceptionally talented in all things craft. she makes jewelry, sews toys, bags, clothes, stencils clothing, makes all kinds of unique things and is raising an amazing daughter and is getting her phd. anyway, i am in awe of her.

the photo is of a double batch i made last week, using yellow (a little too much) food coloring and lemon extract.

1/2 c flour
1/4 c salt
1 TBSP cream of tartar

mix all dry ingredients in a saucepan well

add 1/2 c water & 1/2 TBSP oil

mix til smooth.

for scent and color, add:

1.5 TBSP or more of extract or spice til scent desired (I had to add more of orange and raspberry extract because the scent was really faint)
drops of food coloring until color desired...I think I added 6 or 7 drops to each except for cinnamon, the brown color comes from the spice only

turn burner to medium and stir, stir, stir until it starts to clump, remove off burner when its all clumpy and no longer gooey

transfer to a plate, let cool for 10-20 seconds and then knead until smooth

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