Homemade Holiday Play DoughMake sparkly red and green creations!

You Will Need :

  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 3/4 cup of salt
  • 1 tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups white flour
  • waxed paper
  • red and green food coloring
  • saucepan
  • 5 small bowls
  • mixing spoon
  • silver or gold glitter

How to do it ?

  • Kids can help measure water, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil and flour into five small bowls. As adult cooks, kids can hand each bowl of ingredients to adult.
  • Adult should boil water in a saucepan. When water is boiling, turn the heat down to simmer and add the salt.
  • Slowly stir in cream of tartar. Add the vegetable oil next and then add the flour.
  • Continue to stir the mixture until it has the consistency of mashed potatoes. If it seems very dry, add a tablespoon of water. If it seems too wet, continue to stir the mixture over a low burner until the mixture has the desired consistency.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the dough to cool for a few minutes. When dough is cool enough for kids to touch, divide it into two equal parts and spoon each part onto a sheet of waxed paper.
  • Kids can knead the dough with their hands. As they mix, add red food coloring to one ball of dough and green food coloring to the other.
  • Have kids sprinkle some silver or gold glitter into the dough.
  • When colors and glitter are mixed into the dough, kids can make all sorts of Christmastime creations!

Hint :

If kids want to save their creations, let them air dry for two or three days. Store any leftover dough in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If it dries out a bit, just add a few drops of water. Dough should last for about a month.


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