Just for Fun-Homemade Playdough

Homemade playdough is one of those things people think is possibly a waste of time. Here's the deal though--It is super easy to make and has a great texture and doesn’t dry out as quickly as the store bought stuff. Not to mention it’s completely safe and non-toxic. But most importantly make this with your kids, I guarantee you they will think you are a genius.

On a side note--this also makes a great handmade gift. We store ours in small tupperware containers.

Homemade Playdough

3 cups flour, sifted
1 1/2 cup salt
6 teaspoons cream of tartar
3 1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons oil
food coloring (I use the gel kind)

Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a large pot until no lumps remain.  Whisk in the wet ingredients (except for the food coloring) and stir until no lumps remain.  Cook on high for 3-4 minutes until a dough forms. (don't panic if it looks like a mess)

I shape it into a long tube like shape and cut it into several portions.
Add food coloring, kneading until uniform in color.  
Store in airtight containers (even ziplocks work)

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