Many parents wonder how to make playdough for their children because it is a good learning aide that most children enjoy. Nevertheless, many parents are concerned that it is going to take too much time to learn how to make playdough. Thankfully you can learn how to make playdough from ingredients that can be found in their pantry.
In order to make edible playdough you will need:
1 Cup of Salt
1 Cup of Flour
1 Cup of Water
Food Coloring (optional)
A Deep, Unbreakable Bowl
A Wooden Spoon
A Rolling Pin
An Old Shirt (so your child can get dirty)
Once you gather these items together, here is what you will need to do:
1.Have your child use a wooden spoon, or their hands, to mix the salt and flour together in a your bowl.
2.If you are making colored playdough, now is the time to add a few drops of food coloring to the water that you will need to slowly add to the other ingredients.
3.Knead all 3 ingredients together until they form a smooth, elastic consistency. Be careful not to do this too much or else you will have nothing more than a sticky mess.
4.Place some flour onto a flat surface and then lay the playdough on top of this.
5.Use your rolling pin to roll the playdough out flat.
Now that the playdough is made and your child is ready to begin playing with it, you may wish to give your child things like cookie cutters, plastic knives, plastic bottle caps, lids, chopsticks and different shaped items to use in their play. You will want to make sure that these items are safe for them though. No matter what you choose to allow your child to use to play with their playdough with, you now have a great educational aide to use with them. You should be able to find many different things that you can do here.
It is also a good idea to supervise your child whenever they are playing with this playdough. While it is completely safe and edible, you will still want to use caution. After all, playdough can be very messy and so you may wish to keep it contained if nothing else. Regardless of anything else, make sure that both you and your child have fun playing with this playdough together.