Who doesn’t love the feel of soft dough between their fingers? After making this, I am guilty of grabbing a small piece and rolling in my fingers for quite a while. The girls also love the fresh dough, just after it’s made. The stuff that comes in colorful, plastic containers, just doesn’t match up, in my opinion. There are many different ways to make play dough. The following is a no-cook dough that has become my favorite recipe. It comes out so soft when it’s first made (I make mine with an electric mixer). It lasts a couple of months in an air-tight container, but will start to harden a little after the few weeks.
No-Cook Play Dough (This recipe makes quite A LOT, as I tend to make it when we have little friends coming over, but feel free to cut it in 1/2 if you want)
- 3 Cups hot tap water
- 1 Cup Salt
- 4 TBS oil
- 4 TBS Cream of Tartar
- 5-6 Cups of Flour
* Mix first 4 ingredients together in a bowl (or electric mixer) and slowly add the flour until it forms a dough. Kneed on a floured surface. If too sticky, add more flour. Add food coloring or a drop of scented oil if desired.