Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Crayon Play Dough Recipe

                                   Using old crayons to create a colourful play dough!

I love experimenting with play dough recipes, as people who have followed my website may have seen! I recently stumbles across a recipe for crayon play dough on a website called www.sugaraunts.com
I thought it was a great way to use the crayons which had been broken into pieces and recycle them into something exciting to play with! I tried out the recipe today with my 5 year old.

How to make Crayon Play Dough

2 Tbsp oil
2 and half broken crayons (of one colour)
2 cups water
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cup salt
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar

First, chop up the crayons.  
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar)

Next, heat the oil in a pan.  Add the chopped crayons.  Stir until the crayons are completely melted.  Slowly stir in 2 cups of water while stirring. I found this makes the oil spit, so keep away from children when doing this part.

Slowly, stir in the dry ingredients.  The dough will pull together in a ball over the heat.  Once the dough pulls together, put it out on the side. Once cooled, knead the dough for a few minutes until smooth.

My eldest daughter enjoyed playing with the dough, creating shapes and patterns with her rollers and cutters. The dough needed a little extra flour when I was kneading it, as it came out rather gooey. It also had a little fleck of the crayon colour within it, which added to my daughters fascination with the dough and led to a great discussion about how the crayons melted on the heat to colour the dough (we used Mango coloured crayons which is why it may seem like the colour is quite close to plain dough!)

It is well worth a try and I intend trying different colours in the future! The only downside was the peeling off of the crayon paper before hand!!

No comments:

Post a Comment