BlogRecipe The World’s Easiest, no-mess, BEST play dough EVER!!!

September 9, 20130

So, what does one homeschooling mother with a very efficient child do?

Well, when she’s done with her Math, she let’s her make play dough! 😉

Some twenty years ago, I began a quest for a recipe for play dough. It took me a few years, several pounds of flour, and a few pounds of salt, but I got it!

So, for about 15 years now, I’ve been making our own play dough.

Today, as my 12-year-old was making it for the first time, on her own, I realized that I have not shared this recipe with you yet.

So, if you are looking for a quick fix to some boredom issues, or a fun activity for practicing measurements, I’ve got it! 😉

It really only takes a few minutes to make and provides WEEKS of fun!! That’s right, it takes A LOT for this play dough to dry out! Unless of course you leave it out on purpose for over 24 hours or in the sun. *sigh*

We hope you have as much with it as we do!

First, find a pot that you can easily stir in.

Then, add all of the following ingredients:

Yields1 Serving
 2 cups all purpose flour (given the nutritional value, you’re not wasting anything! ;))
 1 cup salt (like Dollar Tree salt)
 3 tbsp cream of tartar (if you buy in bulk, it’s WAY cheaper!)
 2 cups water
 2 tbsp oil (again, Dollar Tree)
1

Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the dough begins to pull away.

2

Remove from heat, dump on your workspace, and knead.

3

It will be hot at first, but will cool quickly.

4

At this point, you can color it. We’ve used unsweetened Kool Aid packets in the past, they give it color and scent. Today, we added a few drops of food coloring and almond extract. So, whatever you’ve got, try it out! 😉

 

Ingredients

 2 cups all purpose flour (given the nutritional value, you’re not wasting anything! ;))
 1 cup salt (like Dollar Tree salt)
 3 tbsp cream of tartar (if you buy in bulk, it’s WAY cheaper!)
 2 cups water
 2 tbsp oil (again, Dollar Tree)

Directions

1

Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the dough begins to pull away.

2

Remove from heat, dump on your workspace, and knead.

3

It will be hot at first, but will cool quickly.

4

At this point, you can color it. We’ve used unsweetened Kool Aid packets in the past, they give it color and scent. Today, we added a few drops of food coloring and almond extract. So, whatever you’ve got, try it out! 😉

Play Dough Recipe

Keepin’ it real,

Elena 🙂

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