Keeping little hands busy during school hours is always a challenge.
Many mamas cringe at the idea of playdough, but this homemade recipe is really great at sticking together, thus creating less opportunity for teeny-tiny crusted pieces of dough all over your floor. And of course, it’s non-toxic.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbsp oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup cold water
12 drops of food coloring
Add all ingredients except food coloring to saucepan. Whisk together to eliminate lumps.
Turn heat onto medium. Add food coloring. Stir continuously.
After a few minutes of cooking the dough will form a ball.
When the dough loses its “wet” appearance, remove from heat and transfer to storage container (we use a plastic container with a lid).
Allow to cool (although my children do not let it cool too much…they love how the warm dough feels).
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