How To Make Green Playdough
How To Make Green Playdough
There are many shapes you can come up with using your playdough and some of these shapes, such as that of a leaf or lime, obviously require the colour green. It just wouldn't be right without a green playdough.
Now, I'm going to show you how to make green playdough. So now, let's look at our ingredients for our playdough. We've got some table salt, we've got some plain flour, some water, and we've got our colours over here.
Now, I'm going to be using a cup for measuring. It doesn't really matter what you use. It's all about proportions and the proportions are 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of flour, 1, 2.
Now, we use the salt just to kill our friendly germs. It's just really a preservative. Obviously, it's so salty that although it is edible, I don't think anyone would really like to try it.
And then, I've got one cup of water measured in here. Now, we need to give that a good mix. Once you get all of it nicely mixed in, we're going to have to cook it and then the coloring comes right to the end once it's all cooled down.
So, here we are. Once we've got to this consistency, don't worry about any lumps in the flour. We're going to put it on the stove on a medium heat for a few minutes until it has changed consistency.
Right, so I've taken the dough mixture from the bowl and we've put it into a saucepan. I've got it on a medium heat. We just need to stir that around.
Now, again, the cooking really does depend on how powerful you are in this and how much you're cooking, of course. But you will feel that it really starts to get thicker and thicker and quite elastic and when you get to that stage, then you'll know that you're getting somewhere. You can see this is quite porridgy.
We don't have that elastic stage yet. It should be springing back as I do that but it does suddenly turn, so don't worry if it's taking you a little while. We keep going.
I can see at the bottom, anyway, it's really starting to solidify as you can see there. Keep it going, making sure you're moving it all around. Don't let it cook on the bottom.
We're not trying to cook it. Right, so after a few minutes, we've given it a good stir and if we look down now at the saucepan, we can see we've got one lump and all we have to do with this is we have to put it aside on a chopping board in this case. I'm just going to try not to touch this too much.
Remember, it is hot. I'm going to leave that for a few minutes, about 10-15 minutes and then we can start adding colour. Right, so once your dough is nicely cooled down, we're going to do the coloring.
So, I've got a cut-out of some of the dough. We're going to be making green so I'm mixing yellow, I'm going to put a little bit in one hole I've made and a little bit of blue in another hole I've made, and then we're going to fold it over. There.
We need to really get it all nicely mixed but you can see straightaway there's a nice hint of green going through the whole thing. Get it in your hands. Like me, you will end up with dirty hands and there we go.
But as you can see, very quickly, you can start to get a nice uniform colour, making sure it's all nice and mixed in. There you go. So I've gone with quite a light green here.
You'll see if you put more dye in, you'll end up with a darker colour. But here we are…green playdough. .