In my many years as a nanny, I have tested out so many different types of homemade play-dough I could not count them! They are usually fine, but are dry, don’t have the right consistency, or after a couple days end up moldy! Recently a friend of mine sent me a link from Mother Could with tons of kid recipes including this play-dough! It feels like play-dough, they claim it will last up to 6 months, and after letting it sit for a few weeks I swear it even smells like play-dough! The blue batch pictured above is about 1.5 months old and is still in great shape! I will say that it leaves your hands with a slight floury feeling, but it easily washes off. So far every recipe I have tried from this list has been amazing! I will post the recipe bellow but I also recommend you check out all the recipes they have to offer. I am certain I will be sharing more of them in the future. https://mcusercontent.com/39d416d85bf7961fbbb56da88/files/8362431a-3bf8-4593-9568-dd71d5ba7505/SENSORY_RECIPES_2020_SMALL_FILE_SIZE_PDF.pdf
- 1 cup flour + more for kneading
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 TBSP cream of tartar
- 1 TBSP oil
- 1 cup boiling water
- food coloring
- Large bowl, possibly a few if making different colors( each batch is quite large you may consider reducing the recipe by half if making many colors)
- A pot to boil water
Step 1- Add flour, salt, and cream of tartar to bowl and mix.
Step 2- Add oil, and mix the best you can.
Step 3- Add food coloring to the boiling water. This will ensure your color is evenly distributed. Add it to the bowl
Step 4- Mix until a dough forms and begin to knead until no longer sticky. At this point I dumped mine out onto the counter with small amounts of flour at a time and kneaded until the consistency was right. Let it cool down a bit before you play with it.
Step 5- Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months! (I’ll report back if this claim is true once we get there!)
I hope you try out this play-dough recipe! If you enjoy it please share and comment bellow, I’d love to hear what you thought of it!