Christmas vacation has officially started for my grandson Landon. His school was dismissed early on Friday, so he came to my house for the afternoon. The weather was too drizzly and damp for playing outside, so I pulled out one of the indoor projects I had been saving for him. We mixed up a batch of the Best Ever Play Dough. My friend Tammy gave me this recipe; she is a preschool teacher, and she makes this to use in her classroom.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon oil
Food coloring (I used Wilton paste coloring)
In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, vanilla, oil, and food coloring together until smooth. Pour mixture into a warm Teflon pan, stirring constantly. When the dough lumps toward the center of the pan and completely breaks away from the sides of the pan, it is ready. Cool; then knead 10 to 12 times. Store in tightly covered container.
Landon started by stirring the dry ingredients.
This play dough recipe was really easy and quick to make. The clean up was also fast with no mess. I suspect we'll be making some additional colors next week.