I have always made regular old salt dough for my kiddos to play with, but I wanted something that was less sticky to work with and feels more like the stuff that comes out of the little tubs you buy at the store. The recipe I made is smooth, not sticky and the color is vibrant thanks to my gel food colors that we used. It was a lifesaver at my house yesterday. I was in awe that such simple ingredients could bring all three of the kids together for quiet play time and even better....they got along! Had I known the magic powers of home made play dough I would have made it a long long LONG time ago! There are recipes all over the internet that are similar to mine, but I took this recipe from my work cookbook that was hiding in my cupboard. I hope you and your family ENJOY!
Recipe Source: Tree of Hope Cookbook
**This recipe is easily doubled or tripled!
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 T oil
food color (If you want bright color I recommend food gel color)
**Cook's note-Though made with all natural ingredients this isn't a dough that should be eaten. There is a very high salt content. Keep an eye on kids and pets when in use.**