Playdough is a must in any classroom or home! And while this one requires a little more time than the one I’m sharing next week, it lasts a lot longer than the non-cooked version. So I much prefer to use this recipe when I’m using it at home compared to in the classroom (and I usually wrap in glad-wrap or pop in a snaplock bag and store in the fridge!)
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups Salt
- 3 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
- 6 teaspoons Cream of Tarter
- 3 Cups Water
On a stovetop, mix all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Do so over moderate/medium heat. And stir it. It’s ready when the mixture leaves the sides of the pot and forms a ball.
If you’re adding food colouring, you can add it in while you’re mixing or when you knead.
Once it’s formed, add a little (and I mean little flour) onto a clean surface and you get to knead. But it’s hot (so be careful!) Knead for 3-5minutes and then once it’s cooled it’s ready for the kids!
The playdough will keep for as long as you want it to as long as it’s stored in an airtight container (otherwise it will dry out!)