The kids have been using play-doh like it’s going out of style. I gave up on trying to keep it out of the house because I see how much they love it, and sometimes it’s nice to see them keep busy doing something other than watching television.
Even though the substance is relatively inexpensive, it’s still much cheaper to make it yourself. Not to mention way more fun. And as long as you keep these standard household ingredients around the house, you never have to worry about running out.
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
- food coloring
- 1 cup flour
Directions: Place the first five ingredients in a small saucepan and mix together until heated through. You do not have to worry about the salt dissolving. Once warm, pour into a separate mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with the flour until cool enough to handle.
This is the basic formula that I feel comes out the best. You can double or triple the recipe depending on how much you’re looking to make. Store in a zipped baggie to keep fresh for months.