This is the BEST play dough recipe you will ever find. It makes a good sized batch and usually lasts me for a term. That's about 10 weeks!
2 cups water
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon cooking oil
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
food colouring can be added to the water.
Combine ingredients in a saucepan. I like to use a non-stick pan. Cook, stirring constantly, until most of the moisture is absorbed. It starts to form a large ball and gets quite difficult to stir. Tip the cooked play dough out of the saucepan and onto a plate or board. Allow to cool. Knead it a little to smooth it out.Store in a covered container or Ziploc bag. This play dough does not need refrigeration.
Replace the cooking oil with baby oil for a slightly different texture.
Knead in some essential oils to scent the playdough. Do this when it has cooled a little.
Knead dried or fresh herbs into the cooled play dough. Flower petals can also be added.
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