A week of homemade Playdough

So after a failed attempt with an overly simple recipe,  I found success with one that requires a tiny amount of cooking time. The recipe can be found here.  And it goes as follows:
1 cup of water
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tbsp of cream of tartar
1\2 cup of salt
Food coloring ( I heard kool-aid works)
1 cup of flour,  all purpose
1 small saucepan and a large spoon for mixing


Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm. Remove from heat and add flour.Stir, then knead until smooth. The cream of tartar makes this dough last 6 months or longer, so resist the temptation to omit this ingredient if you don’t have it on hand. Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag.

This recipe is so easy. And it was fun experimenting with the food coloring to find the shades we wanted. I want to try kool-aid next, I hear it smells wonderful. The best thing about this project is that I know for sure that everything I made it with is relatively safe. And all of that salt makes it taste bad enough that if my kids do taste it, they’ll be put off enough to not try it again. I looking for more projects for us to try, as winter is coming….lol…..and we won’t be outside as much.



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