Coloured Playdough Recipe

Here is our favourite playdough recipe. We have a few variations, but this seems to make the best play dough.

6 cups of flour
1/2 cup cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups of salt

Mix the ingredients then add the following:

4 Cups boiling water
1 Tablespoon oil
Add food colouring to colour.

You will need to store the finished product in a sealed container if you don't want it to dry out (though this playdough recipe seems to survive being left out overnight if it is a larger lump). We use a 2l plastic icecream container, but I would image a plastic bag would be fine. We usually split the mixture into three and make a red, green and blue lump.

Playdough makes a great toy along with a small rolling pin, and cookie cutters (we found some cheap plastic shapes that are just fine).

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