A Creative Summer for Preschoolers: Homemade Play Doh
Homemade Play Doh
* 1/2 cup flour
* 1/4 cup salt
* 1/2 cup water
* 1/2 tablespoon oil
* 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
* a few drops of food coloring
Mix all but the last ingredient in a small saucepan. Cook over a very low heat until it turns into a dough (it’ll take just a few minutes). Knead the dough on a floured surface until cool enough for kids to touch. Separate the dough into as many colors as you want to make. Put just a few drops of coloring in each ball and knead until evenly mixed.
I store the dough in a fridge in an extra jar I have lying around. This way, it usually lasts for months!
To add some texture to the dough, try a few tablespoons of coffee grounds or rolled oats. Some kids love this, some are weirded out.
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