I still remember peering up to the stove while my mom stirred together a hot ball of sticky play dough in whatever color I chose. I loved that warm, soft, fresh play dough! I can't believe my daughter is over 2 and I am just now making it for her!
This took my maybe 5 minutes! Less time than going to the store for it or even going to the right isle for it! I definitely will never buy play dough again now that I really know how easy it is :)
Here is my recipe! I really want to play around with some of the recipes that don't use heat or cream of tartar but this classic recipe is foul-proof!
Let your little one help stir and drop the food coloring in, I love this adorable new skill that Juliana has where every time she sees me working on anything she runs and grabs her little chair (or drum set........cause that's the same thing right? LOL) and brings it to stand right next to me and help. Sadly even on her chair she still can't see the counter -- though she can unbolt the deadlock on the door.....yep -- so she usually needs some help. I enjoyed making this with her this morning! And we are still playing with it now.
½ cup salt
1 cup plain flour
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized saucepan.
2. Stir over heat until dough is pliable.
3. Allow to cool and store in a well sealed plastic bag or container.
This makes enough for 2 kiddos to have a good sized lump to play with.
Happy Play dough Play!!!