DIY Play Dough

I love being able to create materials for our play from scratch. With all the junky chemicals out there, I think it’s nice to know what my little people have in their hands (and sometimes mouths). This is a great basic recipe and can be customized by adding glitter for a little sparkle, sand for a different texture, or whatever else your imagination dreams up. The kiddos can help measure and mix, too, so it’s a fun project from the start to the finished product! We use natural food dyes for color. You could also add essential oils or even food extracts for a great scent.

What You Will Need
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar
1 Cup Water
Food coloring
Any add-ins of your choice (glitter, sand, etc.)

Mix up the dry ingredients in a saucepan (I use nonstick) add the wet ingredients and combine. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it forms into a ball and is no longer wet. Remove from heat and dump the ball out onto the counter and knead for a couple of minutes (be careful, it will be hot!) Store in an airtight container!

Cheers!
-MC

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