So. Today Smalls really wanted to play Playdough. Fine…except for one small problem: our homemade dough had completely dried out. Thankfully, I have an amazing salt dough recipe that is quick, easy, and will only cause minor burns on your hands while you knead it.
A bonus? We got to do some kitchen fun, learn about colors, and I got to build my biceps.
- 1 1/2 Cups Flour
- 1/2 Cup Salt
- 1 Tbsp Cream of Tarter
- 1 1/2 Cups Water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Canola Oil
- Food Coloring (I really like gel food coloring paste for this)
First, mix the dry ingredients together. Then add the remaining ingrendients. Stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a saucepan, and heat over medium heat stirring constantly. Stir until liquid has disappeared, and dough begins to pull from the side of your pan.
Remove to counter or cutting board and wait about 3-5 minutes (or risk burning your hands like me), then knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Divide into sections (if you want more than one color), and add food coloring. Voila!
We keep our dough in the fridge, and it usually stays playable for 6-8 weeks. Awesome, right?!