- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup salt
- 4 Tbsps. Cream of Tartar
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbsps. vegetable oil
- food colour
Pour the dry ingredients in a non-stick fry pan.
Mix the wet ingredients and pour into the dry ingredients in the fry pan.
Mix together very well.
Turn onto low heat.
Stir continuously - about three minutes is all it should take.
The mixture will begin to cling together into a ball.
When it does this - it's done.
Take the dough off the heat and roll into a log, deciding how many pieces and what colours you want to make this into.
I divided this recipe into four equal sized balls and those each were divided evenly between eight children. There was plenty.
I used this liquid food colouring from Club House, found in the baking aisle, and just squeezed a bunch into a flattened ball and then kneaded in the colour.
Colours could be pre-mixed for more variations. But I never did that- other stuff to do.
Store the dough in air-tight containers - I used zip-loc bags. The play dough keeps in the refrigerator but I can't remember just how long - but I know it is quite a while.