Grandma Terri's Play Dough
- Ready In:
1 Large bunch
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup salt
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil (vegetable, safflower, etc.)
- food coloring (optional)
- extract (Vanilla, Orange, Lemon, and Mint extract all make the play dough smell lovely. DO NOT USE CINNAMON, ) (optional)
- Mix all ingredients together in a sauce pan.
- Cook on medium heat stirring CONSTANTLY until it gets in a ball and is no longer sticky.
- Seal in an airtight container and let the creativity flow.
- In an airtight container it will last for months.
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I made some of this for the kids during a time when everyone was in town for a funeral. Everyone was so down and this really helped perk the kids up and let them enjoy themselves for a few hours. I wish I still had the pictures of the wonderful creations they made. We discovered that one little girl was really quite the artist. She discovered a talent she didn't know she had. It was great!
I used Orange Ginger Massage Oil from Bath & Body Works instead of the cooking oil, the smell is intoxicating. I was worried about the clumping when I first started to cook it but it was not a problem in the end. My 4 Â½ yr old is rolling and cutting out shapes as we speak. This quick and easy and MUCH better than store bought, I will make a lot more of this for her. Thank you!
This is a fantastic recipe! You end up with about four times as much as you get in a can of the bought play-do The texture is fabulous and it lasts a long time. My four-year-old is having a ball playing with it. I used spearmint flavoring for the scent. I added one teaspoon of alum because I had used it previously as a "magic" ingredient in playdough, and it turned out fine. You can double the oil if you prefer a moister dough, but either way works great. Don't double the recipe, because it is a bit unwieldy. One batch is quite a lot!
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