Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Truth in Advertising

Some of you may remember our Play-don't disaster from a few months back. (If not, here's the Cliff's Notes version: I made home-made play-dough using what turned out to be the world's worst recipe.) After being burned by that experience, I've been a bit gun-shy to try again, though I did pick up some cream of tartar for when I was ready to jump in again.

When I came across a play-dough recipe on Pinterest this weekend proclaiming to result in the "softest, squishiest, longest lasting play dough EVER", I was...skeptical. When I told my husband I was going to try again to make some play-dough, he raised an eyebrow and asked "are you sure?" I wasn't, but I had the ingredients on hand and the recipe looked easy enough, so I figured, why not? At least I didn't have to save coffee grounds for a week or try to figure out ambiguous instructions!

You guys.

It came out perfect.

Play-dough "breakfast"
I only made one color to start, but when I had beautiful, squishy, soft play dough in about 10 minutes, I immediately made up another batch in another color. It was so close in texture to store bought play dough that I couldn't believe it. My husband marveled. Delilah was more interested in opening and closing the containers I put it into at first, but she came around eventually.

Next time you want to pass an afternoon playing with delightfully squishy and soft play dough, use How Does She's Recipe. You won't regret it.

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  1. YAY!! I remember using the cream of tartar recipe when we were little. Always thought it sounded so alien - a "cream of" something in play dough?? Glad you gave it another shot - it looks MUCH better than the first one ;)

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