This recipe makes about 4 cups of soft, squishy playdough for kids to enjoy. Since heat is involved, please use caution and have a grown-up manage the cooking process. Kiddos can mix in the colors as soon as the playdough has cooled down!
3/4 cup salt
4 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups warm water
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
- Whisk the flour, salt, and cream of tartar together in a large pot. Pour in the water and the oil. For one single color, add a few drops of food coloring at this step. Then, stir gently.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula. The mixture will thicken gradually. Continue to stir until the playdough is thick and begins to form into a ball.
- Turn off the heat. Remove the playdough from the pot and place it in a bowl or on a sheet of wax paper. Allow the dough to cool for about 5 minutes.
- Separate the playdough into balls, then place each ball into a separate bag. Add food coloring to each bag, then close them tightly. Knead each bag until the dough is uniform in color, about 2 minutes.