Homemade Play dough
I haven't met a kid who doesn't love play dough. And sometimes your best art materials and mediums are those kids feel comfortable with and things that you have right at home!
So here's a tutorial on how to make homemade uncooked, salt play dough colored with crayola kids paint. Hope you have fun, we sure did.
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup salt
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- Tempera paint
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
1. First mix water, salt and vegetable oil.
(Note this makes a big batch you can either add your paint now to color your play dough, which is a lot less of a mess. Or do as we did later in the tutorial, separating the dough and adding colors.)
2. Once mixed start to add in your flour and cornstarch gradually...
Cy got right to work.....
this entertained him most of the afternoon; he even got it back out after dinner. The play dough stored well in an airtight container for a couple days.
Make sure and stop by next week for Robert Indiana play dough project. Illustrating how art can be accessible with everyday kid's materials and things you have right at home.
Have fun, get messy, EXPLORE ART!