Homemade Play Dough

The last time I made this was three years ago.  My daughter was two and we had only been in our house about a month.  I had the day off from work and I wanted to do something fun so we made play dough.  She also tried to eat it, it didn’t taste very good and told me she wanted to make cookies instead.  It was this moment that I realized how much I had been missing out on and started thinking about becoming a stay at home mom.  Three years and another child later, I am a stay at home mom.  I will say it hasn’t always been easy (emotionally and financially)  but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Alright now back to my tutorial, this recipe is very easy and the ingredients I always have on hand (I’m a baker).  Especially salt since I have a stock pile of it because of dying fabric – we seriously had 12 things of salt at one point in time now we are down to 4.  I also don’t recommend going to the store and buying 15 things of salt they look at you really funny.

1 Cup Flour
1/2 Salt
2 TSP Cream of Tarter or 3 TSP White Vinegar
1 Cup of Water
1 TBSP of Oil (I used Canola Oil, you can also use Vegetable Oil) 
Food Coloring

Pour flour, salt and Cream of Tarter into a sauce pan.  Mix oil, water and food coloring in a bowl (I use a 4 cup liquid measuring cup because it is easier for your helper to pour).  Add liquid mixture to pan a little at a time until the liquid is gone.  Turn stove on to Medium-High Heat.  Stir mixture until the mixture forms a ball in the pan.  Let cool and let your helper knead the play dough before playing.  Bring out cookie cutters and have fun!

Supplies and my helper

My helper wasn’t too pleased with all the photos
She wanted 5 drops of blue food coloring in the measuring cup

Stirring the play dough in the pan

It looks like a smurf!  We have play dough

My helper playing with the play dough

Me and my helper.  Yes my glasses really are that bent from my son – lol!

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