Miss Mitra’s Play-dough Recipe

Here is my tried and tested play-dough recipe. I have tried almost every recipe under the sun and this one has been by far the best recipe ever! I have used this for many years and continue to use this for my children at home as well as the children’s programs I coordinate.  To add variety to this basic recipe you can add colours and scents, sparkles and more! In the centre which I work in we create the play-dough to match up with the theme of the week. Such as for “Super Hero Week” we made blue and red play-dough with silver sparkles. We added in some grape jello (1 small dry packet per batch) to make it smell good. The children loved it!

Miss Mitra’s 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. Note: This play-dough will last forever if sealed properly.

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