Play dough is a fun project to tackle that requires minimal ingredients but provides countless hours of entertainment for kids. Grab some cookie cutters to make cute shapes or enjoy it as is by rolling, squishing, and molding it.
Age Group: Kids Crafts
Makes: 1batch of dough
2tspcream of tartar
5dropsfood coloringless or more for desired intensity.
Medium size mixing bowl
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Add your water and food coloring to a small bowl and mix together. To achieve a bold color, use about 5 drops of food coloring, adding in more as you see fit until you reach your desired intensity. Then add in your vegetable oil and stir.
Add the wet ingredients to the saucepan first.
Next, add dry ingredients into the saucepan and mix together well.
Heat the saucepan over low to medium heat. Continue to stir while the pot is on the heat so it does not stick to the bottom. You want the dough to thicken to the point it can form a shape, you'll know it is done when it is no longer wet.
Remove from heat and let cool. After cooling, knead your dough until it is soft. You can add a couple drops of water or oil if the dough doesn't seem to soften up.
Expert Tips & FAQs
The ingredients listed above will make 1 batch of dough. Repeat the process for multiple colors.
Store your play dough in an air-tight container. To keep it from drying out sooner, wrap the dough in plastic wrap or seal it in a plastic bag that’s flattened to remove the air before storing in a container.
The cream of tartar is the secret ingredient in play dough that keeps it soft. Along with the salt, it also helps preserve your dough.
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