What kid doesn’t love playing with playdoh? I know my children love it–from my 2 year old all the way up to my 10 year old.
But what parent wants to keep buying those cans of playdoh that dry up so quickly? Not me!
I have used the following recipe for many years now. It makes a bigger amount of playdoh than a can of playdoh would hold, so each batch could be divided if so desired. For my family, I let each child have one whole batch as they can “make” more items out of the playdoh. I find that this playdoh stays good a long time. It is easy to make and inexpensive as well. Most, if not all, the ingredients you would already have on hand. I have even used this playdoh as part of birthday presents, and I gave some to Joshua as part of his Christmas present.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- Mix all the ingredients together and cook over medium heat until a ball forms.
- Remove from heat, and add food coloring. Knead dough until color is throughout. Place in a covered container. (For my family, I put it in quart-size Ziplock bags.) So easy!
Here it is in the fabric covered bin that I made for my niece to hold the playdoh.