1 1/2 cups Kosher salt (if you don't have Kosher, regular table salt works just as well)
3 cups flour
3 cups water
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
3 Tbsp. cooking oil
2-3 drops food coloring**
Mix all ingredients together in a large saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat. Mixture will become very think and lumpy. When completely thickened, knead on a floured board until cool. Store in a airtight container.
I received it from my mom who is a retired teacher a while ago but for one reason or another, I never got around to making it. Because my job allows me to work from home, we only send my daughter to daycare three days a week. That means that the other two days she is at home with me. Last week was a very busy one for me and I knew I needed to have something lined up to occupy her while I got some work done. I luckily came across the recipe for play dough that my mother had given me and decided to make it, and boy am I ever so glad I did. Not only was it super easy to make, but she spent hours and hours playing with it and because of that I was able to get my work done.
|One of the many masterpieces that she made.|
** I divided up the batch into five smaller batches and added the food coloring.
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think.