Len - posted on 04/29/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I don't know if everyone here makes there own homemade doughs and finger paints. I hate store bought play dough, #1 I don't know what's in it, #2 probably not edible and #3 I have a one year old who eats EVERYTHING. I thought I would post a few recipes.
*Cornstarch finger paint
mix 2 c water and 1/4 c corn starch, add a few drops of food color, mix well. Let them paint away, a high chair tray makes a great canvas.
*Edible Play Dough
Mix 3 c powdered sugar, 3 oz room temp cream cheese, a few drops of food coloring, and any flavoring you like. Mix well and let them have fun.
Mix 1 c water, 1 T oil, 1/4 c salt, 1 c flour, 2 T cream of tartar and food coloring in a pan (preferably not a really nice one, we have a play dough pan). Heat over med. heat, make sure there are no lumps, it takes a little while but the dough will pull away from the sides and get a different look, hard to describe but you'll understand when doing it. When its all the same consistency dump it out on to a counter or cookie sheet and let cool for a little while then knead well and let them have fun, my kids love to play with it while it's still warm. Store in baggies at room temp, keeps for a long time but not sure on exactly how long because mine gets yucky and I throw it out. By the way this recipe deters eating due to it being salty, my daughter will not eat it. Hope everyone has fun. Thanks for the ideas!