Recipes for

No-Cook Play Dough
    1 cup all-purpose flour
       half cup salt
2 Tb. cream of tartar
1 cup boiling water
1 Tb. oil
food coloring

       Combine all dry ingredients.  Add a few drops of food
coloring and the oil to the water. Bring it to a boil.  Add
it to dry mixture. Mix it with a spoon and then with your
hands as it cools and thickens.  Add more water or flour
for preferred consistency.

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no-cook Play Doh

Stovetop cooking method
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • food coloring
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon alum
  • 1/2 cup salt

    Bring water, oil and food coloring to a boil.  Mix the
    flour, alum and salt together. Add the dry ingredients to
    the boiling water.  Reduce heat and mix it with a spoon.  
    As it becomes too difficult to mix, remove from heat.  
    Let it cool enough to knead it by hand.

 Homemade Play doh stovetop method
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Play Dough
Non-edible; DO NOT EAT THIS

Things you can do with Play Dough

  • squeeze it, knead it , push it, pull it
  • flatten it out with a rolling pin
  • use cookie cutters shapes for fun
  • cut it with scissors.
  • roll it into a "snake" to form letters,
    shapes or a spiral bowl, make pinch pots
  • make little balls, push a toothpick through
    the center-- when it dries, you have
    beads to string up!

    Play Dough dries up if left uncovered.  That's good for your
    beads and pinch pots, but not so good if you want to keep
    playing with it.  It will last for several weeks if covered.