I’ve done it, I’ve found the perfect play dough recipe. The other times I’ve tried to make play dough it turned out too gritty, too slimy, or too dry. This one is smooth, moldable, and stores great. Here is what you will need…
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
First, mix together flour, salt, tartar and oil.
Next, add the water and mix well.
Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring the entire time. Play dough will start to form a clump like this. When you can’t stir anymore, its done.
Now kneed your play dough for a few minutes, working in the food coloring. Hint: don’t do what I did and make a little “bowl” for the coloring….it will just come shooting out like a gusher halfway through kneading. Just squirt some over the top and work it in like a normal person.
I actually made this play dough a few weeks ago and have just been storing it in ziplock bags. It stores great and every time we use it….well, it feels like the first time…(haha, Foreigner anyone?).