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Make Homemade Play Dough

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This recipe for homemade play dough begins and ends with kid-safe tasks: measuring, mixing, and kneading. You help out in the middle, cooking the dough on the stove. Store the cooled dough in an airtight container; it will last for several weeks.
Make Homemade Play Dough
What You’ll Need
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons oil
  • Liquid food coloring
What to Do
  1. Combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a saucepan.
  2. Combine the water, oil and 4 drops of food coloring and pour into the saucepan.
  3. This step is for adults: Cook the mixture on medium heat, stirring constantly until it looks like mashed potatoes. Immediately remove from heat and transfer the dough to a wooden board or plate to cool.
  4. When the dough is cool, kids can knead it until it’s smooth.

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