Play dough is a fun and educational learning tool for kids as young as 2 and up until they chose to stop. I’m going to keep this short and sweet, so let’s get into the recipe right away:
Here is a simple and easy play dough recipe:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1.5 cups boiling water
- Optional: Food coloring (optional – natural food coloring)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar.
- Add the vegetable oil and mix well.
- If you want colored play dough, add a few drops of food coloring to the boiling water.
- Gradually pour the boiling water into the bowl while stirring the mixture with a spoon or spatula.
- Once the mixture has cooled down slightly, transfer it onto a clean surface and knead it with your hands until it forms a smooth and pliable dough. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour. If it’s too dry, add a little more water.
- Divide the dough into smaller portions and add additional food coloring if desired. Knead each portion until the color is evenly distributed.
- Store the play dough in airtight containers or ziplock bags when not in use to keep it fresh.
This method eliminates the need for making it on the stove, so kids can get involved in more ways.
Caution: Be careful with the hot water – allow adults or supervised kids with experience pouring things very well to do this sort
Note: This play dough is non-toxic and safe for kids to play with. However, it’s not meant to be eaten, so make sure to supervise young children during playtime.
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