Dough Boy

I just made my first batch of homemade playdough. This is a kid friendly activity, and Wylie got in on the action. Recipe and tutorial below...

Homemade Playdough

Yields 5 colors

4 cups all purpose flour

2 cups salt

4 cups warm water

4 tbsp canola oil

2 tbsp cream of tartar

+ food coloring

Mix the first five ingredients together in a large pot, then cook over low heat, stirring often until combined and no longer sticky (about 10 minutes).

Transfer to a non-stick surface and allow to cool enough to handle.

Knead until elastic.

Roll the dough and portion into 5 balls, pat into discs, and thumb a well for the food coloring.

USING LATEX or RUBBER GLOVES apply several drops of desired color to the disc.  Fold into the dough, and knead until combined.  This is not a step for little kids, let them handle it after combined.  

Seal in an airtight container.