1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 cup water
a pinch of Koolaid for coloring
1. In a heavy saucepan, mix all of the ingredients.
2. Cook on a medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes or until mixture pulls away from sides of pan. It will have the consistency of mashed potatoes.
3. Remove from heat; let cool for 1 minute and then knead. It should have a soft, smooth texture.
4. Play dough can be stored in airtight containers and will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.
The true test was whether or not Levi liked playing with it. He wasn't too sure about it at first, but now he asks to play with it when he's in his booster seat. ....and yes, he did try to eat it a couple of times. His favorite thing to do is to use kitchen tools to make impressions in the dough. I'm glad I could witness him enjoying this without having to make a trip to the store, and without spending anything (since I already had all the ingredients)!
I hope you have fun trying this with your little ones!
Take a look at our homemade finger paint endeavor, too.
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