Homemade Play Dough Recipe
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Recipe type: Kids, Crafts
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 cups water
  • glitter (optional)
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large pot.
  2. Add in wet ingredients and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Cook until the dough begins to look dry and pull away from the pot.
  4. Allow dough to cool for 5-10 minutes, then knead. Shape into balls and add food colors.
Add glitter for snow dough and/or spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) for scent. I prefer gel colors over liquid. The color seems more vibrant and consistent. This play dough lasts several months if stored in an air-tight container or storage bag.
Recipe by It's Gravy, Baby! at https://itsgravybaby.com/2012/12/christmas-snow-play-dough-box/