Did you know that making play-dough at home is quite simple to do? And it keeps for long periods of time, staying soft. When I was teaching we always had homemade playdough in our classroom. It is cheap to make and fun to play with! And now that I’m home with the kids, we always have some homemade dough on hand. Not to mention, it’s a great gift to give young ones. I’m sharing my recipe so that you can make some homemade playdough at your house!
Homemade Playdough Recipe
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
2 T. Cream of Tartar
1 cup Water
1 T. Vegetable Oil
Step One :: Mix salt, flour, and cream of tartar.
Step Two :: Mix water, oil and food coloring.
Step Three :: Add the two mixtures together. Cook over medium heat until the dough is the right consistency. STIR CONSTANTLY! And keep a close eye on it, as it gets to a “doughy” consistency pretty quickly (about 3-5 minutes).
Step Four :: Cool on the counter until it’s cool to the touch. Keep an eye on it because you don’t want it to start to harden while it cools. When it’s just slightly warm or cool to the touch place it in an airtight container.
Store your homemade playdough in an airtight container. Homemade playdough paired with a set of cookie cutters makes a perfect gift for a toddler. When I was teaching I added different things to the dough depending on the season…glitter in white dough in the winter for snow dough, a little bit of pumpkin pie spice in orange dough in November for pumpkin pie dough, and I’ve used floral scents (from soapmaking) to make flower dough in the spring. The possibilities are endless!