Sunday, 19 January 2014

Super soft playdough!

So last week we tried out a new recipe for playdough!  I am usually very reluctant to move away from my usual recipe which I use all the time and works well.  However this one promised to be silky soft so I thought we would try it for a change since it seemed very easy to do!

The ingredients are - corn flour, conditioner and some food colouring.

We used the cheapest conditioner we could find and stores own brand cornflour - together these came to under a pound.  So that is how much it costs to make this dough - food colouring we had in the house but the colouring is not necessary, it does however make it more interesting to play with.

The idea which I got from here - 

stated the recipe should be 2 parts corn flour to one part conditioner.  Now for me this did not work at all! I ended up with more like a cup of corn flour to a bottle lid of conditioner.  I think this is going to vary wildly depending on the consistency of your conditioner.  So I would say add some corn flour then add a small bit of conditioner at a time and mix until it starts to become dough like! 

We used a whole box of corn flour and not even a 1/4 bottle of conditioner so we didn't need much at all.

I added the food colouring to the conditioner and mixed it in first to make sure the colour was distributed evenly. We did blue and pink.  

I have to say it is extremely soft and smells divine! And very nice to play with.  It can only be used with older children though due to conditioner not being edible.  

Over all I would say this is worth a try! It is nice for a change, but I still prefer my normal play dough recipe for moulding and making, this is not quite as good! 

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