'Lil mischief, family fun, and "Parties We Have Held"
Surprise your child with a new batch of glittery, scented Play-Doh. You can also double the recipe to make it into a Valentine’s Day gift for classroom goodie bags.
2 cups water
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons cooking oil such as Canola
Red food coloring
Mint or peppermint extract
Mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a medium saucepan.
Add water, oil and mix well. It will be lumpy.
Cook over medium-low heat for approximately five minutes. Stir frequently. It will become sticky.
Keep cooking until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pot.
Put ball of dough into a bowl and cover with a wet towel. Let the dough cool for a minute or two.
Knead dough until it is smooth.
Divide the dough into two balls. One will remain white. Add several drops of mint extract and about 2 tablespoons of silver glitter to this one. Knead well to disperse the glitter.
Add several drops of red food coloring to the second ball. Add about 2 tablespoons of red glitter. Knead well.
Invite your kids to raid the kitchen utensil drawer and have fun playing with the dough. Our favorites: the garlic press and melon baller.
Store in a Tupperware container for several weeks.
Directions For Goodie Bags:
Use about ¼ cup of the red dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with the white dough. The recipe above made 14 balls (seven of each color), which is not quite enough for a typical class so you will want to double the recipe. You can also stretch the dough by rolling it out and using a cookie cutter to make heart shapes. Place each piece in a cupcake liner, place inside a zip lock bag and decorate with a tag.