When we all moved into our new homes on our street, way back in the mid-1980’s, a neighbor was selling Discovery Toys. She gave out a wonderful recipe for making play dough at home.
Cambrie made a batch of both blue and green
Chloe made (dark) pink playdough.
CAUTION NOTE: Once on the stove and the pan begins getting hot, the dough comes together and thickens quickly requiring stronger stirring, far too dangerous for little helpers.
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon oil
1/2 cup salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture pulls away from sides of pan and becomes doughy in consistency. Knead until cool. Model different colors of clay into any shape you can imagine. Keep sealed in containers or plastic bags when not playing.
Note: Not edible. Can be used over and over again. Keeps 3 months un-refrigerated