Mixing Media for Creativity, and the BEST Play Dough Recipe!
I adore the creativity that comes out with regular play dough play, and adding in a few extra materials opens the door to so may new options! I fell in love with these little guys that Johnny made using play dough, paper, and googley eyes! The creation on the left is a boat they can ride in! The kids dried these creations, and they have enjoyed playing with them! Did you know that you can coat play dough creations with mod podge for extra durability? We didn’t do it this time, because of the googley eyes, but we have before. You just need to make sure the play dough is completely dry so you don’t seal moisture inside.
I was visiting Johnny’s preschool this week, and they had the best play dough ever, made by one of the aides, who also happens to be one of my favorite people at his school. She was kind enough to give me her recipe!
My New Favorite Playdough Recipe
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup water
Mix the dry ingredients together, then add in the wet ingredients, whisking until smooth. Then, cook over medium heat until the play dough is nearly set (no longer sticking to the edges of the pan). Remove the play dough from the heat and knead on a flat surface until cool. Store in a ziploc bag or airtight container.
Whisking the ingredients until they are smooth and then cooking makes all the difference! I have made a lot of different play dough recipes, and I love this one!
Here are a few more mixed media play dough explorations my kids have enjoyed: