Home made play dough is super easy to make. It’s cheap, keeps well, you can choose what colours you want, and it doesn’t colour little hands the way commercial play dough often does. It also retains its colour much better if you’re using more than one colour rather than turning into an amorphous purple-brown.
- 1c plain flour
- 1/4c salt
- 1T cream of tartar
- 1T oil
- 1/2 tsp food colouring
- 1c boiling water
Note: This makes a small batch, just double if you want a big batch.
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Mix in oil.
- Slowly add boiling water. (You may not need all of. It should be smooth and pliable not sticky).
- Store in air tight container.