If you have been following my blog for sometime, then you might have already read about the no-cook Play Dough recipe I posted a few months ago. That recipe is still my go-to recipe for homemade play dough for my little girls.
But last night, kids slept a tad bit early, so I had some ‘extra’ time to experiment. And since we ran out of our play dough that I made earlier, I decide to try this recipe that doesn’t require cream of tartar.
And to those of you who don’t know what cream of tartar is, its actually a powder that gives the dough a bit more stability and volume. But I just decide to skip it, because like always I wanted to make something with the ingredients that I already had in our cabinet. And I loved the way it turned.
So here’s what you will need to make your own homemade play dough without cream of tartar:
- 1 cup All purpose Flour
- 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil (or any other oil)
- 1/4 cup Salt
- 3 teaspoons White Vinegar
- 1 cup Water
- Food Colouring
Put all the ingredients in a saucepan.
Mix everything together and stir constantly over a low-medium flame. Until it clumps up together like this.
Turn off the flame. And knead it for a few minutes so that everything is mixed together nicely.
They enjoyed it thoroughly. I loved watching them play.
And if you want to make play dough in different colours. Just rinse the saucepan and repeat the procedure. Store in air-tight container and it should last for a very long time.
UPDATE: I wrote this last week but published it only today. So this batch of play dough is still great going.
One night, I left a small portion of it, open to air to see how quickly it hardens up. And I’m glad it didn’t dry up a lot. I added a few drops of water in the morning and with little kneading. It was fit for play again 🙂
Let me know if you have tried any other recipe for making play dough and like it. I would love to try it too.
And if you’ve missed our yesterday’s activity, you can go take a look at it. So that’s it for today. 🙂