http://thermofun.com/thermofun-kids-everyday-essentials-play-dough/ There are all sorts of great recipes for kids activities on the thermofun ( link above) website, recipes for making paint, glues, clay etc. So today being a rainy Sunday morning we thought we’d try the recipe for playdough. ( see link above ) This kept Miss 14 occupied for ages creating her favourite colours ( she used food colouring and divided the cooked dough into smaller lots adding small amounts of colouring to each dough ) and Miss 8 loved playing with her new playdough. The texture is perfect just like bought playdough. (Keep in plastic snaplock bags in fridge ) Notes : added some extra flour ( about 50 g) as per comments underneath the recipe, note the dough is less sticky after it cools. Here’s another recipe (see below) from the Thermomix forum which is similar but uses regular cooking oil instead of coconut oil.
Thermomix Playdough forum
- 250g Water
- 100g Cooking Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
- 280g Plain Flour
- 15ml Cooking Oil
- Food Colouring or Powder Paints (to colour)
Preparation: Put the water, salt, cream of tartar and food colour into TM bowl. Heat for 5 minutes at 60o on speed 3. After cooking, add flour and mix for 40 seconds, speed 3 or until mixture is combined and thick. Set dial to closed lid position. Add oil and knead for 1 minute on dough mode.
Tips/Hints: If you wish to make several different colours from the one batch, leave out the food colour in step 1. Then when dough is made, divide dough into balls and add a different colour to each ball. Knead the colour through the dough. Store each colour in a separate airtight container to keep dough from hardening.