|My three year old daughter is rolling the play doh and cutting out shapes.|
|blue and red food coloring to make a pretty purple|
|before the mixture has been heated|
|The mixture will begin to form clumps as it heats.|
|The mixture is done cooking once it forms a ball.|
|after kneading: a smooth, pliable dough|
Back when I taught kindergarten, my class and I made a version of homemade play doh that used almost a whole canister of salt. When I came across this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. There is only one-quarter cup of salt in the whole batch, and it comes together quickly with little fuss. My daughter Julia and I made this version back in January; six months later it is almost as wonderfully pliable as the first day. As for my old recipe, I threw it out. This low-salt version is my new go-to recipe, and I highly recommend trying it. 🙂
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup salt
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon extract of choice*
- food coloring
- In a medium saucepan, stir together all of the ingredients until almost smooth. Place over medium heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes together in a ball. Remove from heat.
- When mixture has cooled enough, knead with your hands until dough is soft and pliable.
- Store in a small air-tight container.