1 cup of flour
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of salt
1 TBSP oil
2 TBSP cream of tartar
mix all ingredients except the food coloring in a pan. then cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently until the mixture starts balling up and drawing away from the pan (about 3-5 minutes.)
should resemble something like this when it's ready.
alternately, you could add the food coloring into the mixture before cooking it. but because jaden loves making the colors blend with his own hands, we make it into a learning opportunity [e.g. blue + red = purple].
- you can add glitter to the finished product to makes things more interesting and pretty.
- store the play dough in an airtight container. we use ziplock bags.
- store in the refrigerator to extent the life of the play dough.
- i ran across this awesome tutorial that uses natural ingredients like strawberries and blueberries to dye the play dough instead of food coloring. you can see it here.
the finished product!