This is an excellent play dough recipe which is fun to make and never fails to provide amusement on a rainy afternoon!
You will need:
1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour ½ cup salt 2 tablespoons cream of tartar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup water with food colouring added 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional but it makes the play dough smell nice!)
Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan, and stir over a medium heat until the dough forms into a ball. Allow to cool, and then knead until smooth.
Store in an airtight container (a Ziploc bag with the air pressed out is good).
Going-away present idea
Small bags of pre-made play dough also make a good “going-away” present for a toddler’s birthday party – make up some large batches in different colours and divide it up.
NB: We have been advised that homemade play dough is a potential danger to household pets and must be kept safely out of their reach at all times.