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This one is for the kiddos 🙂 This is the BEST play dough recipe ever! It’s really great quality play dough. A Great Rainy Day and Snowy Day Project For Kids! Making your own play dough with your child can be fun.

Thanks to my daughter Madison for helping on this recipe. What a fun project!!!

The Recipe

  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 1/4 c. salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 5 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2.5 cups flour
  • Food coloring or liquid watercolors. I really like Wilton Icing Colors, which make gorgeous shades of play dough to match any occasion.

Mix everything but the food coloring together in a large pot until somewhat smooth. It will be lumpy. Not to worry, the dough will get smoother as it cooks. Cook the dough over a low heat. Mix frequently. The water will slowly cook out of the mixture and you’ll notice it starts to take on a sticky dough appearance. Keep mixing until the edges of the dough along the side and bottom of the pan appear dry. Pinch a piece of dough. If it’s not gooey, the dough is ready.

Place the dough on a counter top or large cutting board that can withstand a little food coloring. Knead the warm dough until it’s smooth and then divide it into the number of colors that you’d like to make. I divided mine into four balls, flattened each of them, added a little bit of food coloring, and then kneaded it in.

Store the dough in a large Ziplock bag or sealed container. Unused, it’ll keep for months. Source- Tinkerlab

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I put Madison to work and she made the cutest little ladybug, flower, and cupcake.

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The best surprise she made for me…Where Flours Bloom ~ LOVE IT!!!

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