My three-year old is a play dough fiend. She loves it and makes amazing creations out of it so I'm trying to be better about keeping a constant stash in our house.
I like cooked play dough best because it has a great texture and lasts really well.
This is the recipe we use.
- 2c flour
- 1c salt
- 2c warm water
- 1T cream of tartar
- 2T oil
- Few drops food colouring
1. Mix flour, salt, warm water, cream of tartar and oil together in a pot on a medium heat.
2. Keep cooking and stirring until the play dough solidifies, comes away from the side of the pot and loses its stickiness.
3. Remove from heat and add a few drops of food colouring. (At this point we like to split the play dough out into two different bowls and make different colours that will look nice together after being mixed in the kids' play dough creations, eg. red and yellow, green and blue, pink and purple. You can even add essential oils or glitter, to make scented, sparkly play dough for a special treat.)
4. Mix with a wooden spoon until the play dough is cool enough to knead with your hands. Knead until the colours are fully incorporated. Your play dough is ready.
5. Store in an airtight container when not in use.