Playdoh for my Toddler Class

My first toddler English tutoring class starts tomorrow – four very cute little Chinese 2+ year olds and their moms will attend. I decided that their English vocabulary is non-existent and since even their Chinese vocabulary is limited, I need to do something very fun and creative…and Playdoh popped into my mind. They can learn the primary colours plus one – red, yellow, blue + green – four colours, one for each child, and the moms too so when they go home they can use the English words!

Playdoh Recipe

How to make playdoh

Play Dough Recipe:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup salt
3 tsp of vinegar (I actually read the recipe wrong (the font was small on my iphone) so I used 3 tablespoons instead and I think it’s okay)
2 tablespoons of oil
1/2 cup of water
Food Coloring – it takes a lot of food colouring to make the white dough a bright and vibrant colour, especially red

Mix the dry ingredients in a saucepan.
Whisk in the water over low heat.
Mix in the vinegar.
Pour in the oil.
Continue to mix over low heat until it forms a playdough texture.
Split up the dough, and knead in the food color (when it’s cool enough to touch).

Wrap the individual colours in plastic wrap and then store in ziplock baggies or sealed airtight containers. The plastic wrap is used because even the baggies have air in them and air dries out the clay.

More photos to follow tomorrow.


About Roz Weitzman's World

Periodically in China since 2005 to research my cookbooks and travel in China and southeast Asia. Loving the experience. Want to keep in touch with my friends and family all over the world! I published my Chinese Cookbook called 'Roz Weitzman's World of Chinese Comfort Food'. This week I published my latest in my series of Chinese cooking called "Roz Weitzman's World of Yunnan Food". Please won't you scribble a thought or two. I really appreciate your comments! AND IF YOU SHOULD WISH TO REPOST MY RECIPES OR OTHER OF MY POSTS ON YOUR OWN BLOG, BE SO KIND AS TO POST A LINK BACK TO MY BLOG AND GIVE ME CREDIT FOR MY ORIGINAL WORK. MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Friends, Just for Fun, Letters From China, Recipes, Thoughts! and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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