With COVID19 disrupting lives all over the world, people are self-isolating and being told they must remain in their homes, tempers are getting hot and homes with children are struggling to keep their little angels occupied.
One Mom shared in a Facebook group Slow Cooker Recipe & Tips that you can make play-doh in your crockpot with just 6 ingredients you can find in most homes.
The Mom recommends combining flour, salt, and cream of tartar together and separately mixing oil, water, and food coloring.
After combining the wet and dry in the slow cooker set the temperature to high for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring often.
Once the dough is ready, then she adds a sprinkling of glitter, kneading it in to make sure it is completely combined – and then you’re ready to play!
The ingredients are ones most of us already have in the pantry meaning you can keep the kids entertained for next to nothing which right now is priceless.
Captioning her snaps, she wrote: “Slow-cooked Play-doh✌🏼 Highly recommended.”
And fellow parents were seriously impressed, applauding her recipe in the comments, with the post receiving hundreds of likes.
Crock-Pot ‘Play-Doh’ recipe
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
4 tbsp cream of tartar
2 cups water
2 tbsp oil
1-2 tsp food coloring
Combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a bowl.
In a separate bowl combine the water, oil and food coloring.
Pour the dry ingredients mix into the slow cooker bowl, add wet ingredients mix and combine thoroughly.
Place a tea towel under the lid and cook on HIGH for 45-60mins, stirring often for the first half-hour of cooking time, then once or twice for the remainder.
The 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, forming it into a ball and cooling in a freezer for a few minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when it doesn’t stick to your fingers as you handle it. This small test ball can then be returned to the mix.
Remove complete mix from slow cooker, knead and place in a container to cool.
When cool, store in the fridge in your plastic airtight container.
This makes 1kg of play dough.
Vary the colors you use to make various colored doughs. Add glitter for extra sparkle if desired.