Play Dough Recipe
1 C Flour
1/2 C Salt
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 Tbsp Oil
1 C Water
Food Colouring (optional)
Mix all of the above in a pan, adding oil after the water is stirred in.
Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan. Cool and store in an airtight container.
The scents I used for these are:
Ground Cinnamon (red)
Orange Oil (orange)
Lemon Zest (yellow)
Ground Dill (green)
Mint Oil (blue)
Clove Oil (violet)
Cocoa Powder & Vanilla Extract (brown)
Vanilla Extract (white)
The white has poppy seeds added to it to give it its speckles.
All colours are 100% edible, although I wouldn't recommend it.
Sparkles are a fun thing to add, too!
(This post was updated in October of 2010. The playdough Kaia is pictured playing with at the end of the post is the exact same playdough batch that was made in this post in December of 2009, it really does keep well!)