If I knew how easy it was to make Playdough, I would have done it sooner. There were TONS of recipes online and this one I had everything on hand, and it was fast making it. My son, Coy, really enjoyed it too. He didn't know what to think of Mom putting two balls of "cake" in front of him. He took a piece and ate it and changed his mind about it being cake. :o) He played with it for awhile not sure what to think of it. I think it was fun for him to pound it down and squish it in between his fingers.
Here's the recipe-
1 c. water
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tarter
Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Heat on medium heat stirring til it forms into a ball. Take off heat and add food coloring. I seperated mine in two and made a green and blue one. Store in ziploc or airtight container.
I thought it was some what therapeutic kneading the color into the hot dough. :o)
Something about the smell of it takes me back to childhood...YUMMY!