I always found it odd when people would purchase play dough because growing up my mom would always make it. So for this upcoming Easter I decided to make some homemade play dough to give to some friends.
This recipe is not only super easy to make, it also lasts a minimum of 6 weeks, but can last longer if you keep it wrapped up well and in an airtight container.
Will last at least 5-6 weeks and longer if wrapped up well and stored in an air tight container.
You can add glitter or other textural elements in addition to food colouring.
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 cup Salt
- 4 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- 2 cups water
- Food Colouring
- If you are wanting to make the entire batch one colour you can add the food colouring to the water before mixing the water and oil with the above mixture.
- You can colour one batch several colours after cooking it by kneading the colour into the dough.
In a medium pot combine flour, salt and cream of tartar.
Mix in the water and oil and cook on medium heat stirring constantly for about 4 minutes or until the dough doesn’t stick to the back of the spoon.
If making play dough into several colours then let the dough cool a little and divide dough into the amount of colours you want to make ( I suggest 3). Knead colour into the dough by either placing the dough and food colouring into a plastic bag and knead until dough is fully coloured or by kneading on a covered surface while wearing plastic gloves.
Once cooled completely place the dough into ziplock bags or wrap in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container.
Happy creating everyone!