Running a kids-based business, we have made quite a few varieties of play dough….this is the best generic dough recipe we came across and we adjusted it to meet our needs.
Materials: Flour(2 cups), Salt (1/2 cup), Cream of Tarter (2 Tbsp, we get ours at Bulk Barn), Vegetable Oil (2 Tbsp), Boiling Water (1 1/2 cups), a bix mixing bowls that little/big hands can fit in!
- Carefully put 2 cups of flour into a bowl.
- Add 1/2 cup of salt (If your assistants have a tendancy to eat the dough, it is okay but this amount of salt means it has a lot of sodium so monitor that it doesn’t get eaten, definitely not a snack!)
- Mix in 2 tbsp Cream of Tartar. (You can find this in the spice section of just about any grocery store.)
- Add your oil.
- Guardian STEP : Carefully pour in the boiling water. Boiling = super HOT.
- Mix all the ingredients together until they form the dough. This is the basic dough and if you don’t want it to be coloured/glittered/tye dyed, you are finished, otherwise keep going.
- Wait about 15 minutes for it to cool down, then if you want to add colours/glitters etc., separate the recipe into balls. For this recipe I usually do 4 small balls.
- Make a volcano with the dough ball, and in the pit add your food dye (gel makes the brightest dough), Kool Aid, glitter, etc. IF YOU DON’T want funky coloured hands big or small, put on gloves when working with the colouring additives. And use something to protect your counter if you are using it as your work space. A garbage bag works well. This activity will be very MESSY.
- Knead (mix with your hands) the dough until whatever you used is thoroughly mixed.
TA DA!!!! You are done! Go be creative and awesome!