As many of you know, I am a big fan of playdough. Usually, I prefer to make a non-cooked playdough since it takes less time and I can make it with my kids. Sometimes, though; I like to make the cooked playdough since it usually lasts longer than the non-cooked.
What you need:
- 1 1/2 cup of salt
- 3 cups flour
- 3 cups cold water
- 3 tbsp oil
- 6 tsp cream of tartar
- Food Coloring
- In a large saucepan, mix together the dry ingredients.
- Add in the water and oil.
- Place on the stove and cook at a low-medium to a medium temperature.
- Stir continuously until the dough pulls away from the pot. (Another test is if it can be pinched without sticking to you fingers but be careful since it is hot.)
- Remove from the heat and place on a cutting board.
- Knead the dough until it has the proper consistancy.
- Break into 3 or 4 balls and set to the side.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to each ball and knead until the color is blended in.
*optional: if you are only making one color, you can add the food coloring to the water and cook the color in.*
Sirena Van Schaik