Super Soft Colour Surprise Playdough
I love trying out new play dough ideas. Doodles and Oodles love playing with playdough, they play with it most days. I haven’t made it in a number of weeks as the play dough recipe I generally use makes a dough that can be stored in the fridge for weeks and weeks and used over and over again.
Recently on Pinterest I spotted this really great idea by Learn Play Imagine for Colour Surprise Playdough – it looked like so much fun, I was completely intrigued by it and have been waiting for the right opportunity to try it.
I changed the recipe as I wanted to try out a new playdough recipe that I had been thinking about ( my new recipe makes really soft, smooth playdough).
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 cup cornflour/cornstarch
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Liquid paints or food colouring
- Using my dough attachment for my food processor I made 3 batches. I split each batch into 2 balls
- Using my thumb I made a well in each ball.
- Then I poured some paint into each “well”.
- To complete the surprise I sealed up each hole and presented D and O with 6 balls of plain playdough.
Doodles wasn’t too impressed to be given plain playdough.
He wanted to know why I hadn’t coloured it this time, plus I had told him that I was making special surprise playdough so he really wasn’t impressed at all.
I encouraged the two of them to squeeze and squish a ball each and to their delight paint squirted out! The dough was also warm as I had used hot water which they loved!
The had to knead and pound and squish and squeeze to get the paint to mix through the dough evenly. As I had made an extra soft dough this time by adding the oil and cornflour it was easier for them to “colour” the dough.
They were delighted to have created 6 new coloured balls of playdough to be used again. They popped the dough into a ziplock bag and then into the fridge so that it will be ready for more fun and games tomorrow.
So, have you tried a fun or surprising activity with playdough? I would love to hear your ideas so that we could try them out!
Have fun with the colour surprise play dough!