1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
liquid food coloring
2-4 drops of scented oils or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of any baking extract (optional)
Directions: In a small saucepan (nonstick works best), mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar). I buy my cream of tartar in the bulk section of our local store. It is MUCH cheaper than buying the small containers in the baking aisle.
In a measuring cup, mix water and oil together.
Add several drops of food coloring, until you achieve your desired color.
Add a few drops of scented oil or extract, if using.
Pour the wet ingredients into the the pan with the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Place pan over medium heat, stirring continually, until dough forms.
As soon as you start to see the dough form a skin (about 1-2 minutes), remove from heat.
Let cool for one minute, and then knead for two minutes. Make another batch, or two, or three.
Store in airtight containers, or ziplock plastic bags.
Ethan loves playdough.
So does Jack. He enjoyed making rainbow gingerbread cookies :) Making homemade playdough is super easy, super fun, and frugal. You can create a wide variety of colors and scents. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
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