Play Dough Recipe:
- 1 cup white flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tablespoon cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup water
- food coloring
Mix first 4 ingredients in a pan. Add water and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes. Dough will become difficult to stir and form a “clump”. Remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes–add food coloring during kneading process. Play dough will keep for a long time stored in a covered plastic container or plastic sandwich bag.
To make snow dough just add silver glitter!
I normally make 4x this amount to have a large play center. I add peppermint extract to make it smell like the holidays. I also add Christmas themed toys to the play dough table to encourage imaginary play.
~Please remember that play dough is a great way to keep germs in your classroom! Making a large amount is fun to play with, as well as, can be labeled for personal use only. Have clean hands and throw it out at the end of the week!