This is a different kind of recipe. We made play dough today and I am here to attest it never gets old. We got this recipe from The Boys’ Preschool and it is a go-to for a fun morning. The kids are old enough now they can help with the cooking portion. When it’s finished it is still one of the few things that hold their attention forever-even longer than the store bought kind for some reason. Yesterday I was on the phone with an old friend for so long that my cell phone actually died. Yes, that long. The kids made pink dough creations the entire time. This stuff is magic, I swear.
Ingredients: It is a lot of each so make sure you’re pantry is stocked before you make any promises**
3 C Flour
1 C Salt
3 Tbl cream of Tartar
3 C Water
3 Tbl Oil
Food Coloring (no one eats it so use all the red you want!)
Optional-a small amount of Vanilla helps cancel out the weird smell but it also may encourage eating as it smells like cookies.
1. Mix dry ingredients in bowl or large saucepan
4. Place finished dough in bowl and refrigerate or freeze for about 20 minutes to cool.
**Oh man have I learned that lesson the hard way. The crying when there’s no promised playdough can be heard ’round the world. Damn you cream of tartar!
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