This is the second time I make this play dough recipe that I found through a friend on Pinterest. It's really awesome playdough, nice texture, doesn't feel oily or leave residue on your hands, and lasts really long when stored properly!
Mia and I made some this morning, and I decided to take some piccies along the way.
What you need:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- Food colouring of your choice
- Saucepan and wooden spoon
- Little helping hands :-)
What to do:
Pour in all ingredients - no specific order.
Stir until everything is mixed well.
Once the mixture is mostly clump-free, heat over medium heat.
Stir. Don't stop stirring. After a few minutes it will start to clump up. Don't stress when it looks like it's a bit of a mess and you're not sure how this gooey mixture will ever become play dough! Just carry on stirring. I had to switch hands a few times, my arm got quite sore from stirring!
Stir, stir, stir. Just keep stirring until the play dough is formed - it will form one big clump on the wooden spoon. (Still quite gooey, it's fine - the kneading gets the texture right!)
Remove from heat, and knead by hand. It's all warm and squishy, love it! :-)
It makes a nice cricket ball size ball of play dough.
I divided it into two small balls of dough to keep for entertainment when we're at restaurants, and then two bigger pieces to play with at home.
Play play play, and have lots of fun!
I store them in a plastic sandwich bag tied up, and inside an airtight container, just to be sure.
This is awesome playdough!
Please let me know if you give it a try! :-)