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Home-Made Play Dough

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How to make play dough at home with pantry basics
Keyword things to make for toddler
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Author minminutes

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • wooden spatula
  • pot
  • place to knead dough (i used a large baking pan)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
  • 6 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Oil (I used Canola oil)
  • 1 Cup Water
  • crayons* (desired color, paper removed, broken into small pieces)
  • Food Coloring (desired color)

Instructions

Crayon Play Dough

  • Mix dry ingredients (flour, cream of tartar, and salt) together in a mixing bowl
  • Heat oil and crayon pieces in pot until crayon is completely melted
  • Heat oil and crayon pieces in pot until crayon is completely melted
  • Add 1 Cup water to the pot and continue heating until crayons are liquid
  • Add dry ingredients to the pot and mix until combined
  • Remove dough from pot and place on pan until cool enough to touch
  • Knead with hands to until soft, pliable dough forms

Food Coloring Play Dough

  • Mix dry ingredients (flour, cream of tartar, and salt) together in a mixing bowl
  • Mix food color**, oil, and water to a pot and heat until hot (doesn't have to be boiling)
  • Add dry ingredients to the pot and mix until combined
  • Remove dough from pot and place on pan until cool enough to touch
  • Knead with hands until soft, pliable dough forms

Notes

Recipe adapted from theottoolbox.com
*I used 2 pieces of crayons for a DOUBLE batch of the recipe, and the dough came out pastel colored. Would probably use 2 crayons for regular batch of recipe if looking for more vibrant colors
**I used 10 drops of liquid food coloring to get the vibrant blue hue and 1/2 tsp of gel food coloring to get the vibrant red hue.