I promised to look up my playdough recipe for Kev at An English Homestead who is about to become a stay at home dad.
This recipe works well every time is just right for small hands to play with and even my after school child minded kids- aged 8 and 10 still had a good play given half a chance.
COOKED PLAYDOUGH RECIPE
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
2 Cups Water
A Few Drops of Food Colouring
Mix everything together in a big saucepan, then cook over a low - medium heat - STIR ALL THE TIME.
Remove from the heat when mixture comes away from the sides of the pan, it takes a while.
Knead well when its cool enough to handle and store in an airtight container.
It keeps well.
Find some cutters - often in charity shops, some plastic plates, a small rolling pin and you will have happy small children.
Thanks for the Happy Birthday wishes yesterday. Also Thank you to 'someone' ( I think I know who you are) who has sent me a envelope full of card making bits. That's so kind and I will have great fun playing with them.