I hate store-bought play-dough. It gets sticky and it is extremely hard to really mold and shape. Several years ago, I started using this recipe and I have been consistently satisfied with it. It has a great consistency. I keep it in a zip-lock bag and it lasts for about three months.
If you have given up on playing with play-dough because it is so messy, you might want to try this recipe.
My kids really enjoy playing with this and since I don’t make it all the time, it is something special to pull out on a rainy day. I have two rules when we play. The play-dough doesn’t leave the table, and we put everything away and I sweep before they get down. That way we don’t step on any little bits that have fallen on the ground.
Mix on medium to high heat for 2-6 minutes, just until it starts to pull together.
- 2 cups of flour
- 3/4 cup of salt
- 3 t. cream of tartar
- 2 T. oil
- 2 cups of water
Cook on medium to high heat for 2-6 minutes until dough pulls together. Knead.
Not only is play-dough fun, it can also be used for therapy for children, adults, and elderly people.