Is there a way to make cheap and safe playdough for a toddler? Get the recipe and ingerdients now.
If you got small kids, you know they must be busy all the time otherwise they get in trouble or exhaust you with demands for fun. Plus, small kids need tons of early development toys and these could be very expensive. How about making creating some fun for kids with your own hands at home? Let us learn how to make playdough at home using just what you have in your kitchen.
How play dough is made
First of all, many moms have a great concern. They wonder is playdough edible? Naturally they do not want their toddlers or kids to eat some chemicals and poisonous things. That is why we are going to learn how to make edible playdough, as kids still would try to eat it. At least this recipe is safe and even if you child puts some of it in their mouth, nothing bad would happen.
Edible playdough recipe and ingredients:
Here is a list of things you need to make such DIY play dough.
- Regular cooking flour
- Cooking oil
- Food coloring
That is it. If you do not have the food coloring, it’s Ok. We can do without it. Here is the making of playdough at home.
DIY edible playdough in 5 easy steps:
- Mix a cup of flour with a cup of salt
Use a large bowl for mixing. You can use any kind of salt, such as finely grinded or rough. Just make a dry mix of these two main play doh ingredients.
- Mix water with food coloring
Pour a cup of water and add few drops or some of the try food coloring to it. If you wish to make several colors of playdough, get several cups of water and separate your dry mix into several bowls.
- Add the colored water to the dry mix
Add water little by little and stir well. You need to make thick dough, so do you hurry. If you add too much water, just mix in some more flour.
- Add some oil
Pour some oil on your hands for kneading and add a table spoon of it into the dough. Oil makes it smoother in texture and brings out that bright color.
- Knead well
Keep on kneading for 2-3 minutes. The texture should be thick enough but elastic. You can make the dough of several colors to entertain kids with it.
How to use playdough?
Now that you know how to make edible playdough, what do you do with it and how do you entertain kisd? First of all, you just them have it and be creative. Such an activity is excellent for early development of a child. It develops their fine motor skills, which stimulates the speech development.
Secondly, you can give them your kitchen molds and cutters to use on the playdough. Use all kinds of old buttons or grains with the dough. They can mold various shapes (stars, flowers, fish, etc.) and then decorate them with the grains on the top. Give your child a piece of old lace and teach them to make imprints on the playdough surface.
Teach them to mold various animals. Teach girls to make cups and place and food for their dolls out of the edible play dough. Finally, you can set the things they make to dry or put them into your oven and bake them as the regular cookies. Surely, you cannot eat them, but they dry up, become hard and you can make fridge magnets or wall décor out of the kids crafts.
Edible playdough offers much fun for kids and some calm moments for their moms. Even if a child eats some of it, nothing bad would happen. Most likely they would not do it, as the dough is pretty salty, too. So, take a moment to mix your own and very cheap edible playdough and then relax and enjoying watching your kids crafting and lashing out their creativity.