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Playdough

Small batch

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 4 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbs Cooking oil
  • Liquid food coloring
  • Airtight plastic containers with lid, or quart-size resealable plastic baf

In a bowl, mix together the flour and cream of tarter. Set aside. Combine the water, oil and a few drops of food coloring* in a 3qt sauce pan. Heat on medium just until warm. Then, add the dry ingredients and stir quickly. Continue stirring and cook on medium/low heat for another minute or two until the doe pulls away from the side of the pan.

Remove the mixture from the pan and knead it on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth. Cool completely.

For a longer life, between uses store in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container or in a re-sealable plastic bag with the excess air squeezed out.

Idea: For an inexpensive gift, make some dough in different colors. Place each color in it’s own disposable container and pair it with a mini-rolling pin and some cookie cutters. For an added bonus, print the recipe and include it with the gift.

For sharing

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 Cups Flour
  • 4 Tbs Cooking oil
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Cream of tartar
  • 4 Cups Water
  • Food coloring

Combine all ingredients except food coloring in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture forms into a solid ball.

Remove from pan and allow to cool. Add desired food coloring. Store in airtight container.