If you have been looking for a recipe for play dough for your classroom or even your kids at home, this one is spectacular!

cream of tartar (spice aisle of grocery store)
oil (vegetable or canola)
imitation vanilla flavoring
food coloring
waxed paper

Combine in saucepan: 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt, 1 teaspoon cream of tarter

Add 1 cup of water and 1 Tablespoon of oil
Whisk until smooth

Cook over medium heat until play dough is nearly set (stirring with a wood spoon occasionally and 'flipping' play dough over so it doesn't stick). Then, add 1 Tablespoon of imitation vanilla flavoring.

Stir until vanilla is blended

Remove and cool on waxed paper

Knead the play dough until smooth and form into a ball (or a few balls if you've tripled the recipe) and press down with your thumb to make an indention. Place 2-3 drops of food coloring into the indention and "close up the gap" so that you can't tell what color the play dough ball has inside.

Give kids the play dough and instruct them to knead the play dough to see what color they get.

The colored play dough balls

**This is the best play dough recipe I've ever found. The vanilla flavoring seems to improve the texture and adds a nice scent as well ! **

***Store play dough in Ziploc bag or air tight container.***

A huge "THANK YOU" to my friend Scarlett who told me about this recipe and was kind enough to take pictures! I love this recipe and cannot wait to let my kids play with this yummy smelling play dough.


Anonymous said...

This looks like so much fun. We need to have a play date and make it for all our kids to play with.


the monkey's mama said...

i bookmarked and starred this post! thank you! my daughter is too young to play with it right now but soon!!!

Mandy scales said...

What a cute idea to put the color inside! I love it. I've only made my own play-doh once, but it was so much more fun than the store bought stuff. Can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

this recipe makes best playdough ever! what a great afternoon's fun - thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the gel food coloring will work? I don't have any liquid on hand.

Cindy Dy said...

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