Monday, February 9, 2009

Heart Shaped Play Dough

My daughter helped me make these for her preschool group. This is my favorite recipe for play dough. We were able to make eight 1-inch thick hearts by doubling the recipe. We used a rolling pin to roll the dough out to a 1-inch thickness and then used a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut them out. We are going to use these for an activity during a preschool lesson but I think these would be fun to make to give out as Valentine's as well.

Here is the recipe:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 3/4 cups boiling water
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
food coloring

Combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar; mix well. Stir in boiling water, oil and food coloring. Cool 10 minutes. Knead until smooth. Store in airtight container.