Homemade Playdough

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We’ve had some of these days off and on.

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There is a difference between “rain” and “showers”.  See we, Vancouverites have lots of different terms for precipitation.  Sort of like the Inuit have many different terms for snow.

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Showers are more brief and they come and go throughout the day.  I actually don’t mind showers.
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On a showery day, a great thing to do is make playdough.
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Homemade playdough is far better than store-bought playdough.  Especially when it is a huge, squeezable freshly made batch.
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Here’s our playdough recipe:

combine:  2 cups flour

1 cup salt

4 tsp. cream of tartar

combine:  2 cups water

food colouring

4 tsp. oil (I usually add quite a bit more to give it that smooth texture.)

Add wet to dry and mix well.  Cook over low-medium heat stirring frequently.  Remove from heat after mixture forms a ball and knead until smooth.  Place in a plastic bag to cool.  We got our recipe from a playgroup leader and believe me, they know how to make the best playdough.

So no matter what the weather, indoors,

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or outdoors, there’s playdough fun to be had all day long.

And here’s another recipe for my new recipe collection!

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