cream of tartar (spice aisle of grocery store)
oil (vegetable or canola)
imitation vanilla flavoring
Add 1 cup of water and 1 Tablespoon of oil
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.
**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.***