I was asked for a recipe for playdough by the lovely Chris and so I've decided to add it to my website in case others need a recipe too.
This is my absolute favourite one because it lasts for a long time, is a great consistency and the kids can help make it because it doesn't have to be cooked on the stove. You just need to keep the kids back from the bowl when the boiling water is added - obviously! - but it cools really quickly. We like to add the food colouring after the mixture has been kneaded so that we can have a couple of balls of different colours. It makes enough for 2 children quite easily. It could even spread to 4 children if needed. I've included a couple of our favourite playdough pictures as well!
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
4 tblspns cream of tartar
2 tblspns cooking oil
2 cups boiling water
food colouring (optional)
Stir salt, flour and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Mix in oil until combined. Add boiling water and food colouring if using. Mix in bowl with spoon until ingredients start to bind together, then knead in bowl until mixture forms a ball.