The best 3 playdough recipes for children

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Just like many kids out there, my children love kneading, but just like many moms, I’m sceptical about the quality of playdough you can buy at stores. So looking for the best and healthy playdough recipes I have tested several, not to say all of them, and came to the conclusion that those 3 are the most silky and long lasting homemade playdough recipes you can find. In all 3, the playdough comes out soft and easy to work with. Knead, roll, stretch, flatten, pull and pound, everything is possible,  I can guaranty your kids will sit still for hours, or so, playing with it. Here are the best 3 playdough recipes: Alum playdough, Cream of Tartar Playdough (in Switzerland is Weinsteinand) Salt Playdough, the results you will find below.

Alum Playdough

hausgemachte Knetmasse-Rezepte aus der Schweiz: Alaun Knetmasse

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Food colouring
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tablespoons alum

How to:

  1. Combine salt and water in saucepan and boil until salt dissolves
  2. Remove from heat and let cool down
  3. Add oil, flour and alum
  4. Divide into equal portions and distribute in bowls
  5. Tint each portion with food colouring
  6. Knead until smooth
  7. Can last 2 months or longer

Cream of Tartar Playdough (in Switzerland is Weinstein)

hausgemachte Knetmasse-Rezepte aus der Schweiz: Weinstein Knetmasse

What you need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Food coloring
  • 1 cup sifted flour

How to:

  1. Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm.
  2. Remove from heat and add flour.
  3. Stir, then knead until smooth. The cream of tartar makes this dough last up 6 months.

Salt Playdough

hausgemachte Knetmasse-Rezepte aus der Schweiz: Salz Knetmasse

What you need:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup flour plus additional flour

How to:

  1. Mix salt, water, and flour in saucepan and cook over medium heat. Remove from heat and when mixture is thick and rubbery. Add more flour.
  2. Or, you can also make this dough without heating it. Mix the ingredients until the mixture reaches the consistency of bread dough.
  3. Can last up to 2 months, but uncooked will last less.

A tip: Don`t forget this dough is made out of food ingredients that can grow bacteria, so make sure to store your playdough in covered containers or Ziploc bags and keep in refrigerator. If you notice mould or smell, immediately throw it away.

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

Rezepte für selbst gemachte Spielteig aus der Schweiz

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