My Favorite Things: Homemade Play Dough

Next time there’s a snow day (or sick, rainy, “I’m bored” day), be prepared!  Keep the ingredients in your pantry and you’ll always have a project.

Homemade Play Dough
1c Flour
1Tbsp Oil
1c Water
1/2c Salt
2Tbsp Cream of Tartar
Food Coloring of Choice

Mix all ingredients except food coloring in a pot. Nonstick is preferable. Your children can help with this! Once the ingredients are combined, add food coloring. A little goes a long way. Place pot on medium heat, stirring constantly. Be sure that if you use a plastic spoon it is heavy duty. Wooden spoons will stain slightly from food coloring. Stir until mixture thickens and forms a ball. Turn play dough out onto aluminum foil, table, or parchment paper and knead to break up any clumps. Once it’s cool, play time begins!

Notes: Older children can initially help mix the dough on the stove.
Glitter, extracts, scented oils, etc. can be added to the dough
before it is cooked.