So to avoid having them ruin good pizza dough, I suggested we make homemade play dough. So who do you think ended up making it? Yes, me.
And what started out as a fun way to pass the afternoon quickly escalated into a dough-throwing match that ended with me swearing never to make playdough again.
I found this recipe a long time ago on the Family Fun website. It's quick to make, and unless your children are grinding it into the pavement like mine do, it lasts for a few weeks.
Homemade Play Dough - adapted from Family Fun Magazine2 cups flour
2 cups water
1/2 cup salt
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1 tbs. cream of tarter
Combine all ingredients in a large pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat - it can be colored at this point. Cover tightly to store.