Tonawanda News — And the boys thought it was neat. They poked it, prodded it, molded a few snakes and mountains ... and then ran off to other things.
There are things I like about this recipe. I know everything that went into it; there are doubtless fewer chemicals than the commercial stuff. (And I bet you could substitute rice flour for regular flour for children with wheat allergies, although I haven’t tried it.) It’s cheap and takes ingredients I already had in the house, and makes a big batch, about three to four times the size of a commercial can of dough. And despite the longer-than-expected cooking time, it still took less than 15 minutes.
But unless we move into a major Play-Doh phase with our family, I don’t know that it’s worth the trouble. Fifteen minutes at the stove (plus cooling time) is 15 minutes that could be spent on other things, and we’d have to repeat it multiple times to get a decent array of colors.
But if you have a family of Play-Doh fans, give it a try.
Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. Find us on Pinterest.com by searching “Greater Niagara Newspapers.”• WHAT: Homemade play dough • DIFFICULTY: Easy • TIME: 10-15 minutes plus cooling time • RESULT: Pin it if your kids (or you) really like playing with similar modeling compounds