Cooked Play Dough
Play dough never grows old in my house... but it does disappear. Bits and piece here and there fall to the side and there are creations that just cannot be smooshed back in the jar. So to alway have enough play dough I make it as well. My favourite part is kneading the warm dough, its feels really good on the hand. The kids love it too because its like cooking.
Tip: if you do not want lots of the same colour leave the food colouring out until after its cooked and then seperate the dough, add the food colouring to each piece and knead the colour in. It's not as easy as adding the colour to the water, but its makes some really neat designs while being worked in. Note: it will colour your hands so you may want to wear gloves, but if you are a kid, how cool is that!
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
3 tbsps cooking oil
6 tsps cream of tartar
3 cups waterfew drops of food coloring (optional)
Cooked Play Doh Recipe Instructions
Mix all ingredients together in a large pot. Cooke over a moderate heat, stirring frequently, until al the mixture leaves the sides of the pot and forms a ball. Turn out onto a work surface and knead.
This playdough will keep indefinitely if stored in a covered container (or you can use ziplock bags).