Birds, Eggs and Nests: Playdough Fun

I love to use playdough as a medium for children to express what we are studying.  During our unit on birds – I put out three batches of playdough: brown for nests and limbs, blue for eggs and yellow for birds.   It was so popular!  The rule was “No mixing the playdoughs!”  And they did not!

I made three batches of playdough using Wilton food coloring (brown, yellow and blue).  I love their brown food dye as it makes such a perfect brown.

Playdough Recipe
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
food coloring (I used Wilton food coloring – brown, yellow and blue)

Place all of the ingredients in a medium size pan.  (I add the food coloring into the water)  Cook on medium heat and stir it until the playdough thickens.  Knead the dough until smooth.

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  1. Barbara says:

    Those are very sweet!

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  2. How cute! I love play dough! It’s a staple in my EC classroom! I make it with my students. My recipe takes 4 tablespoons cream of tartar instead of one and I just add boiling water (already mixed with the food coloring) to the rest of the ingredients and stir it until it becomes hard so there is not need to cook it. Once it is cooler I let the kids knead it.

  3. Adorable! Love the blue eggs! Renee

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