Is there a better friend to a mother than playdough? I think not! What other item can you whip up in a matter of minutes, in all the colours of the rainbow and have your kids settled and playing in just minutes from them having a meltdown.
This is my favourite Playdough recipe....its a no cook recipe....a childcare workers best friend and this Mummy's saviour on rainy days, long weekends or boring summer holidays.
I found it somewhere on the net ages ago so not sure where to give credit, but just know its not mine!
2 cups plain flour
1 cup cooking salt
a decent splash of oil....a tbsp spoon or two.
a few drops of food colouring in a jug and add a cup of boiling water.
Mix all together, sometimes you might need a little bit more water....seems to depend on the flour and the weather.
When the dough starts to form and stick together, flip it out on a floured benchtop and knead together. When all mixed it should still be warm but not hot and you can hand it over to the kids.
Add a couple of cookie cutters, some plastic knives, forks and spoons and a rolling pin if you can actually find it and voila ...life is sweet.