This is the best home made play dough recipe I have ever come across and have been using it constantly for the last eight years plus. Why? Because you don't need to stand over a hob with a pan or watch the microwave!
Trust me...you will never look back!
- 1 cup of salt
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
- Food colouring (optional)
- Food essence (optional)
- 2 cups of boiling water from the kettle
Put the flour, salt, cream of tartar, cooking oil, food colouring and essence in a large bowl.
Add the boiling water from the kettle and stir with a wooden spoon. Keep stirring until the dough comes together and away from the sides of the bowl.
Turn out onto a table and knead (careful as it will be hot!) You may need a little flour on the surface if it feels a little sticky.
There you go....the best ever play dough! Keep the dough in an air tight container and it will stay fresh for at least a month depending how often you use it.
Please note that this quantity makes enough for a small group of children - you can make smaller quantities or you could just make up a batch and split it into tubs ready to use.
You can add glitter, chocolate powder, lavender....the possibilities are endless....