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Build a Spider Playdough Activity

Materials

INGREDIENTS FOR BLACK PLAYDOUGH

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Black food coloring

INGREDIENTS FOR PURPLE PLAYDOUGH

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Purple food coloring

Instructions

  • Add the flour, salt and cream of tartar to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Add the water and coconut oil to a medium saucepan and heat under medium heat until a low boil begins. Remove from heat.
  • Add 3-4 drops of the black food coloring to the water and whisk to distribute the color.
  • Add half of the flour mixture to the water and stir well. Add the remaining flour and mix well until you can no longer see any white from the flour.
  • Return the pan to the stove and heat the dough under medium heat (stirring constantly) for about 1 minute or until a stiff ball of dough forms. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Knead the dough with your hands for about 5 minutes or until it is soft and pliable.
  • Repeat the above directions using the purple food coloring.

Notes

*Store in an airtight plastic bag for up to 30 days.