I have to say, this recipe was super easy. I happened to have all of the ingredients, and most people would, I think, except maybe for the cream of tartar. I gathered ingredients, "cooked," cleaned up, and was finished in about 20 minutes! Here's the recipe:
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar (I think this is what makes it so smooth)
1 TBS veggie oil
4 drops food coloring
Combine ingredients and cook on lower medium heat until dough forms a ball, stirring constantly. Put dough on wax paper to cool and then knead to smooth out.
|Don't be fooled---the mixture is very liquidy at first, but it thickens up quickly.|
|Finished product---I can't wait to make more colors!|
I love the original blogger's idea for using those Target baby applesauce cups for storage cases, but I used ziplocs, which worked great too!
Oh, so the outcome---Chloe really enjoyed this one. I think it kept her attention for an entire 15 minutes, which is HUGE for her, or any 1 year old, for that matter. I put her in her highchair and armed her with some tools (avocado slicer---so not useful for avocados, great for play-dough), cookie cutters, these little egg molds for hard-boiled eggs) and let her get to work. I saw her creative juices flowing, I swear. And she only tasted it once or twice.
|Testing things out|
|Using a cookie cutter|
This is a must-try, moms! And if your bear eats it, it's all safe anyways. Have fun!