Mum shares great hack for making play dough in your slow cooker
A really handy way to make play dough with the kids.
Summer may be coming to a close as school's begin to open back up next week, but that doesn't mean there isn't some time left for fun crafts.
I know with my children it is all about the slime and play dough, and while I'm not a fan of slime I do like making play dough with them.
One clever mum recently shared her recipe and tips for creating great play dough using her slow cooker and I've got to give this a try.
Shared by Slow Cooker Recipe & Tips, the poster says that it is the softest and smoothest play dough they've ever made.
If like me you're dying to give it a go here is the recipe and instructions;
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
4 tbsp cream of tartar
2 cups water
2 tbsp oil
1-2 tsp food colouring
Combine flour, salt and cream of tartar in a bowl.
In a separate bowl combine the water, oil and food colouring.
Pour dry ingredients mix into the slow cooker bowl, add wet ingredients mix and combine thoroughly.
Place tea towel under lid and cook on HIGH for 45-60mins, stirring often for the first half hour of cooking time, then once or twice for remaining cooking time.
Dough will be done when it forms and no longer sticks to the sides of your slow cooker.
You can test this by taking a small amount out, form into ball and cool in freezer for a few minutes. When it's ready this won't stick to your fingers when you handle it. This small test ball can then be returned to the mix.
Remove complete mix from slow cooker, knead and place in container to cool.
When cool, store in fridge in your plastic air tight container.
This makes 1kg of play dough.
Vary the colours you use to make various coloured doughs. Add glitter for extra sparkle if desired.
The mum sharing the recipe also wrote that she cooked on high for 55mins, stirring every so often (just as a bonus tip).
With only one weekend left until school starts back I think I'll have to give this a go with my kids on Saturday and see how we get on.