Play Dough is a big winner in our household. Ickle just can’t get enough of the stuff. She kneads it, rolls it, flattens it and moulds it into all sorts of crazy shapes. Current favourites are worms, flowers, spaghetti hair (with the aid of a great little gadget) and, of course, cupcakes!
Nana L presented her with a fabulous selection of Play Doh in mini pots shortly after Baby Lil’s arrival. And it has been used and re-used on countless occasions. Unfortunately, the individual colours have gradually morphed into a dull sludge green lump. And Ickle has been regularly disappointed to discover that we no longer have any pink, or green, or blue, or any other colour for that matter.
So, last time she requested a play dough session, I suggested we head to the kitchen to make some of our own. I’d been told it was super-easy and cheap too. I’d also earmarked a recipe on the back of a Cream of Tartar pot I had in the cupboard (untouched since an attempt to make pavlova a while back).
And it really was easy. You just measure out the ingredients, including an alarming quantity of table salt, and mix them over a medium heat for 5 minutes. And hey presto! Beautiful warm, pliable dough to work with, which lasts 4-6 months in the fridge. I only had Rose Pink food colouring to hand, so we now have a huge batch of pink dough, but Ickle is not complaining. And nor am I. No risk there of it turning sludge green in a hurry!