Creative Saturdays – Playdough Tadeo
I don’t know about you but I love playdough. I loved it so much when my kids were small that I played with them every time. Then when they grew up I had to try making pottery. I have had some lessons and some successes. But my watercolour called me back. So I haven’t played with pottery in a while.
So today I decided to make some playdough. There are so many great recipes out there. I have a good one in the back of Tadeo Turtle but it is for dough that you bake, and then paint.
Today I will use a great recipe I have used for years.
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
2. Add water and oil and food colouring ( I learned you could use Koolaid but I didn’t have any.)
3. Cook over medium heat on the stove top.
4. When it starts to come away from the sides it is done.
5. Remove from heat and put on wax paper. – watch out it is hot.
6. This is the best part. Start working the dough.
7. Start forming the turtle – make the bottom, legs, tail, head.
8. Make a shell to put over his body. I used toothpicks to design the shell but you can use anything and design it any way you want. This is your turtle.
9. The finished Tadeo Turtle – if I had made other colours of playdough I would have used them in his shell.
10. The playdough can be kept in the refrigerator for a long time in a covered container or closed bag. I even put Tadeo in there as my granddaughter is arriving tonight. I wanted to show her.
Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.
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What an adorable Tadeo. Oh, yes, my kids love playdough, too!
Precious Tadeo, and homemade playdo is the best. Thanks for linking!
I have never tried to make playdough at home but it such a fun activity by itself that I am tempted 🙂 Thanks for sharing this on the blog hop! Sharing “Likes” on FB.
I will definitely have to send this over to my daughter for her kids. They love to do stuff like this. Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend.
How cute! I think playdough is one of those things that most of us never really outgrow! 😉
Oh, he is so cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
My daughters love playdough too. I like making it for them, though one recipe I tried was really sticky and didn’t work very well (I think it was a no-cook version and it seems to work better when you cook it). This looks like lovely playdough. 🙂
I was looking for a good play-dough recipe. My daughter loves play-dough but has the habit of letting it dry out in tiny balls all over the floor. This is a much cost effective way to replace them.