In Cakes's life we have always had bought playdough as I needed playdough for professional experience once and with lesson plans and making of resources there just wasn't time to make it (and I got a 1kg of playdough from Kmart for $5, so how can you wrong and that lasted over a year). This bought playdough had started to get a bit flaky over the past few days and I was going to head up to the shops tomorrow to get a new bucket and then a microwave playdough recipe popped up in my Facebook newsfeed. I have never been good at making playdough, even after ten years of practice I have never gotten any better. I have tried microwave playdough before and it was okay but once twenty-four little hands got into it, it really didn't last long. However it had been sometime since I last attempted it and with my sidekick what could go wrong, not to mention how good cooking experiences are for Cakes's development. So we set out and started making it. The first thing we did was half the recipe so we could make more colours. The next thing we did was make it and cook it. But what we didn't do was half the cooking time. Needless to say our playdough came out a solid lump of yellow. So when halving recipes remember to half the cooking time. See why I was hesitant to make playdough (not to mention I burnt my hands kneading it, haha, it did say wait till it cools and it really is common sense isn't it).