So obviously this recipe isn't edible, but I thought with summer coming up, this would be a fun recipe to share. My kids love playing with playdough, but we also have so much fun making it.
Estimated Cooking Time: Less then 10 minutes.
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 2 cups water
- 1 cups salt
- food coloring
- 1 drop of scented oil (optional)
Place all of the ingredients, except food coloring, in a medium saucepan. Cook slowly on medium-high and stir it until the playdough thickens.
After the dough has come together dump it on a floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Separate into equally sized balls. You will want one ball per color.
Flatten the ball out and drop food coloring into the center. I usually to 6 to 8 drops, but it will very depending on how much playdough your adding it to. Fold dough on itself so you can no longer see the food coloring and knead until dough is an even color throughout. My kids love to help at this stage, and sometime even like to leave the dough kind of a tie dye pattern. Just knead the dough a couple of times first so the food coloring wont drip out while your kids are kneading the dough.
Now break out the toys and have some fun!!