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Monday, September 16, 2019

Have Some Fun with PlayDough

Play-doh has entertained children for several decades. The invention has allowed millions of children to express their imagination and show off their creativity. Created for the classroom it has also been very popular in homes. Perhaps it will come at no surprise that Play-Doh was invented at the request of a pre-school teacher. 

Joseph McVicker was asked by his sister in law to create a safe modeling clay to be used in her pre-school classroom. While Joseph worked in a chemical company the recipe he came up with for his creation was simple=== a bit of flour, water and food coloring. 

Joseph McVicker of Kutol Chemicals in Cincinnati Ohio would place the new invention on the market in 1956. Since that time Play Doh has been found on the list of popular play things. Today Play-Doh is made by Hasbro Toys. 

Ingredients needed to make your own playdough are:
2 cup flour (your choice)
2 Tbsp oil (your choice of cooking oil, baby oil or coconut oil)
1/2 c salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 to 1.5 c boiling water 
gel food coloring works best to color
glycerine--- only a few drops are needed to offer stretch and shine

  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Add the glycerine (optional)
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right
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1 comment:

  1. I remember making our own playdough as a kid. Thanks for sharing your recipe at #HomeMattersParty


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