We made a batch of play dough recently,
and used a basic recipe…
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cup salt
3 1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
Mix the dry ingredients in a pot. Add the wet ingredients and cook for 3-4 minutes until the dough forms. Plop onto a clean surface and knead for a few minutes. Separate into portions and add food coloring. Keep in covered containers/sealed plastic bags. Dough does not need to be refrigerated.
Vivid Colors in Homemade Play Dough
Want the secret to really bold and vivid colors? Use Wilton’s gel food coloring. I have a bunch of these that I use for my cookies, and Big Sister had fun picking out the colors she wanted to mix up.
A lot of times, you can find these color sets on clearance (plus add coupons) for a Great discount!
Little Guy had SO MUCH FUN playing with little straw pieces in the red play dough.
What a great
Fine Motor Activity for a three year old!
He played with this one for a long time…hiding the straw bits in the dough, poking circles, bending the bendable part of the straw… So much fun!