This play dough tutorial is so easy and quick to make! And, if kept in an air-tight container, the dough will last four to six months.
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Coloring of your choice – I used Betty Crocker Gel Food Colors (Classic)
Pour all of the ingredients into a saucepan.
The next set of photos is all one step – stirring! Heat on medium high heat and stir stir stir. It finishes very quickly, so keep stirring and do not walk away . I timed and, start to finish, it was done in less than six minutes.
0:01 Start stirring!
0:01 Stir stir stir.
0:03 Ooh, it’s starting to get thick! Don’t back out now.
0:04 Eep! There are weird little lumps forming! Don’t be scared. This is perfect. Keep stirring.
0:04 Okay, this just looks gross. Are you sure about this? Yes. Keep on stirring.
0:05 Something is definitely happening here. I’m questioning my life choices.
0:05 Ahh, I get it now.
0:06 Well, would you look at that? It’s play dough!
Now you just slap it out to cool for maybe 10 or so minutes. I put it on wax paper.
And the best part – knead it! Mr.sweets4ever and baby.sweets4ever had entirely too much fun helping with this step.
And that’s it! Repeat for each color of dough you’d like to create.