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Slow Cooker Play Dough

Slow Cooker Play Dough

Remember the childlike joy of playing with play dough, shaping it into whatever your imagination could conjure up?

Slow Cooker Play Dough

Now, imagine creating that joy for your little ones with homemade play dough! Today, we’re not just making play dough – we’re making it in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Play Dough

Yes, you heard that right! This easy, hands-off method results in soft, pliable play dough that’s perfect for hours of creative fun. Let’s dive into the colorful world of slow cooker play dough!

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Cream of tartar
  • ⅓ cup Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • Food coloring (various colors)

Instructions:

Slow Cooker Play Dough
  1. In your slow cooker, combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar.
  2. Add the water and oil, stirring until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Set your slow cooker on low and cook the mixture for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  4. Once the dough pulls away from the sides and starts to form a ball, turn off the slow cooker.
  5. Allow the dough to cool slightly, then divide it into equal portions depending on how many colors you want.
  6. Add a few drops of food coloring to each portion and knead it in until the color is evenly distributed.
Slow Cooker Play Dough just cooked

Recipe Tips:

  • Be sure to stir the mixture regularly to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Knead the dough while it’s still warm – it’s easier to work with and the color blends in better.
  • Store the play dough in airtight containers or ziplock bags to keep it fresh.

Substitutions:

  • If you don’t have cream of tartar, you can substitute it with lemon juice or white vinegar (double the amount).
  • You can use gluten-free flour if you’re concerned about potential allergies.
  • Vegetable oil can be replaced with coconut oil for a slightly different texture.

FAQs:

  1. Is homemade play dough safe? Yes, all the ingredients used are non-toxic. However, due to the high salt content, it should not be ingested.
  2. How long does homemade play dough last? If stored properly, it can last up to 6 months.
  3. Can I add scent to my play dough? Absolutely! Feel free to add a few drops of child-safe essential oils for scented play dough.

Making your own play dough in a slow cooker is not only easy and cost-effective, but it also allows you to customize the colors and even the scent of the play dough. It’s a fun and engaging activity that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. So put on your creative hat and start making your very own batch of colorful, squishy play dough. Happy crafting!

Slow Cooker Play Dough

Who said slow cookers are just for cooking meals? 🍲 We're stepping up our creativity game and using ours to make vibrant, homemade play dough. Remember, this dough is for shaping, not snacking! #SlowCookerCrafts #NotJustForEating #PlayDoughFun
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Toys
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Play Dough
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 6 oz 6 oz All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Cream of tartar
  • cup Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • Food coloring (various colors)

Instructions

  • In your slow cooker, combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar.
  • In your slow cooker, combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Add the water and oil, stirring until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Set your slow cooker on low and cook the mixture for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the dough pulls away from the sides and starts to form a ball, turn off the slow cooker.
  • Allow the dough to cool slightly, then divide it into equal portions depending on how many colors you want.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to each portion and knead it in until the color is evenly distributed
By on February 10th, 2024

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