Perfect Homemade Play Dough
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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 Tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (or coconut, almond, etc...this makes it smell nice, which is optional but fun :))
  • Food colouring
  1. In medium saucepan, stir together flour, salt, cream of tartar, and oil. Add water, extract, and food colouring and mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat, until it forms a stiff clump and you can't really stir any more (about 3 minutes).
  2. Remove from stove and knead by hand for 3-5 minutes, until very soft and pliable.
  3. Store in airtight bags or containers between uses.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at