Monday, September 24, 2012

World's Best Homemade Play-Doh

My little girl has an obsession with Play-doh. Play-doh isn't my favorite thing in the world, but my mom has been feeding her obsession. She is still young and likes to mix the colors, but then she doesn't want to play with the mixed up blob, in order to not go broke from buying new colors, I dusted off our tried and true family favorite. This recipe does require a stove, but the play-doh comes together so nicely I make it over other recipes.

You will need:
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 teaspoon cream of tarter 
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon food coloring
2 cups water
a drop of your favorite essential oil

I used to always search for a recipe without oil or cream of tarter, to make things simpler, but I have since discovered they really make the dough wonderful. Sometimes being slightly less simple is worth it!

Directions: Mix ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat, when cool to the touch, knead until soft and then form into balls. Store in an airtight container or bag when not in use. You don't have to use essential oils in this recipe, I just love the way it makes the play-doh smell. 

We absolutely love this play-doh. I have tried just about every recipe and I keep coming back to this one!
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