Today, The Babe and I made play dough. Well, I made it, he just sat in his high chair giggling while I got covered in flour. There are many recipes out there for making the stuff. I prefer to make it using the cooking method. I think it lasts longer and has a better consistency.
1 cup of flour
1 cup of warm water
1/4 cup of salt
2 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar
1 teaspoon oil
food coloring of your choice
Mix all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Stir over a medium heat until smooth, a ball of dough will form on your spoon and it will have kind of a clear look compared to the uncooked stuff. When all your dough is cooked, take it out of the pan and knead in preferred food coloring. I also add essential oils to match the color of my dough. This time around I used about 5 drops of lavender oil.
This recipe makes a decent sized batch. For smaller children you could even divide it into to two. Hope your children AND you, enjoy this quick and easy recipe!