Our March Break has been more rainy than expected, so we’ve had to move on to the craft portion of our week a little early. Thank goodness for playdough-inspired bake sales, keeping my kids busy for hours at a time. But as with our baked goods, we don’t rely on store-bought playdough – not when making it is this easy, inexpensive and fool-proof.
The Very Best Playdough Ever
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ cup table salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup luke warm water
Stir constantly until dough forms into a ball, about five minutes.
Remove from heat, transfer to clean surface and knead until smooth – at this point, you can add coloured drink crystals or a few drops of food colouring to the dough.
For something really neat, add a few drops of lavender, peppermint or rose essential oil.
Store in an air-tight container. Good for at least a few weeks, depending on how quickly the kids forget to put the cover back on the air-tight container.