Time for some new playdough. While our Eucalyptus water playdough is still smelling divine, Jack decided to make a window mural out of it and then colour it in pink, soooo some new playdough was needed. He seems to have a fascination with pink at the moment. So no surprise what colour he chose for this new batch. I prefer cooked playdough, I’ve tried the no-cook version and I must be doing something wrong because it is either too oily or too crumbly. The cooked recipe has never failed me; always smooth and never sticky. Plus wonderfully warm for an added sensory experience.
This time I added a few drops of natural peppermint essence. Mmmmmm….soooo delicious! Can you smell it? Peppermint would have to be my favourite flavour. I thought it might be nice to make some peppermint cupcakes since Jack loves cooking so much, but he decided that his dinosaurs would prefer a new suit; including gloves and shoes. Classic.
One of my friends gave me this great tip; put the food colouring in the water before you make the playdough! Genius! Am I the only person on the planet that didn’t know this? It came out so vibrant and beautiful.
Here’s the recipe:
2 cups of plain (all-purpose) flour
4 tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cup of salt
2 cups of water – with the food colouring already added!
a couple drops of peppermint essence.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then get those arm muscles working for about the next 3-5 minutes while you cook it over a medium heat. Enjoy.