Homemade Playdough

I made homemade playdough today! It is extremely simple to make and I even had my children help out in the process.

The ingredients are as follows:
* 1 cup flour
* 1/2 cup of salt
* 1 cup water
* 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
* 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil or canola oil

First mix all the dry ingredients together – The flour, salt, and tartar
Next combine all the liquid ingredients in a saucepan and heat over a medium heat until it is hot – not boiling. This is also the time that you add the food coloring (in the saucepan) See picture below

After the water, food coloring and oil are warm add the dry mixture and continue to stir until it is very thick and sticks to the sides. Below is a picture about half way through the process

Once the playdough has reached a thick and sticky consistency take it out and place it one a floured surface and knead the dough until it is cool. Remember that the dough will be hot at first

The purple playdough above is not the most attractive picture but this was the second round of making playdough…


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