A blast from the past: every elementary school teacher and mom needs to know that making play dough is super easy when you do it in a microwave. That is why I am re-posting the microwave play dough recipe for you here today!
I love making play dough. In fact, I am making some today! There is something fun about developing this colorful toy by yourself, knowing that a child you love will have hours of play ahead of him. Making microwave play dough is by far the easiest way!
The classic playdough recipe, cooked on the stove, works great but it takes a lot of elbow-grease stirring and stirring. So, when I came across a recipe for MICROWAVE play dough, I had to give it a try.
Oh my goodness, is this so easy and the play dough turns out just as pliable and deeply colorful as ever. I won’t be making the old recipe again!
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Microwave Play Dough Recipe
1 cup water
1 generous T cooking oil
10-20 drops Neon food coloring**
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/3 cup salt
1 cup bleached flour*
*Bleached flour is whiter and gives you a truer color.
**Neon food coloring is the most vivid.
Use a microwave-safe mixing bowl. This process takes about 5 minutes including prep.
Combine water, oil, food coloring and stir.
Add cream of tartar, and stir again.
Add salt, stir.
Gradually add flour and stir as you go along to prevent lumps.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds.*
Another 30 seconds.
A third time, 30 seconds.
A fourth time, 30 seconds.
It will now be in a ball.
Let sit for 2 minutes.
*Tip: Cooking time may vary depending upon microwave ovens and/or the bowls you use. I have found that sometimes I have to add another 30-60 seconds. So, consider total cooking time to be between 2 – 3 minutes at 30 minute intervals.
Remove from bowl and put the play dough ball on a dinner plate to cool.*
Wrap cooled play dough in plastic wrap or a zippered plastic food storage bag and store at room temperature.
*I spray the plate with cooking spray to make it easily removable from the plate.
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