Homemade Play Dough Recipe
Save money on play time and fun time with this homemade play dough recipe. Get out the cookie cutters, scissors and roll it out for hours of play! 🙂
This play dough recipe is great for for fun and for sensory development! Don’t limit it to just the kitchen. Take this outside on a sunny day, make fun shapes with cookie cutters, take them in the car, or even with you on vacation. This trusty recipe will hold up in any weather and can be used again and again.
Oh, and it costs pennies! Make various colors to differentiate your play dough into different categories such as fruit shapes for healthy eating or animal shapes for mimicking the real thing from nature.
Play dough is also great for teaching children how to do simple math: “How many pairs of shoes are there?” (Answer: Two.)
Combine this play dough with other sensory materials such as spoons, cups, and empty soda bottles. Have fun!
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Mix together ingredients in a large bowl then add food coloring or other colorant. Store in an airtight container to keep from drying out.
This recipe will make about two cups of dough.
1 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cups of salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon cream of tarter
Place all of the ingredients into a pot and stir to mix well. Add the food coloring that you want for this batch. to make more colors, make more batches of the play dough after this one is finished.
Heat on medium-low (or low if you don’t have a medium low setting) and stir occasionally. Once the batter look is gone and the mixture start staying together as you’re stirring (about 5-8 minutes), remove the pot from the heat.
Scoop the dough onto the wax paper. Once the play dough is cool enough to touch, knead it into shape to place into an airtight container.
Makes about 2 cups.