Art and Craft
Playdough is one of the best ways to encourage sensory and creative play.
Create all of the funs things children can, with a silky version of every child's favourite playdough.
- 1 tbsp of bicarbonate of soda
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 cup plain flour
- ½ cup salt
- 3 tbsp (any) oil
- 2 cups boiling water
- food colouring (choose desired colours, easiest to stick to 2 or 3 choices at a time)
- Mix the flour, bicarbonate soda and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the oil, mixing to form rough breadcrumbs.
- Next add the boiling water and once combined knead the ingredients on a clean surface until they form the silky dough.
- Set the dough aside and cover your clean workbench with cling wrap.
- Divide silky dough into even portions for colouring.
- Put ½ tsp of colour in at a time – increasing the quantity if needed to make a vibrant, richer colour.
- Wearing gloves knead the colouring into the dough.
Use straightaway or put in the fridge for later.
- Be careful as the boiling water increases the temperature of the dough and can be too hot to hold at times. You may want to use a utensil to do the initial mix.
- If the dough is too sticky when kneading, add a little flour. If it is too dry, add a little water. These amounts must be minimal additions as it is best not to upset the balance between ingredient quantities.
- It is not necessary to wear gloves; most food colouring washes off with hot soapy water.
- Store in cling wrap, zip lock bags or an airtight container.