I volunteered to make playdough for my son’s Kindergarten class, and I was super surprised at the results of this recipe! I have seen, but never made, homemade playdough before and I always thought it looked too sticky or too grainy. This recipe is neither of those things…it truly is perfect playdough! I did the microwave method and I only cooked it for 2 minutes. I stirred it every 30 seconds. I also used liquid food colouring, but next time I think I will try the Kool Aid.
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp Cream of tartar
Mix dry ingredients together. Add the food coloring or Kool aid to the water and then add the oil. Mix dry and wet together and microwave on high for 1 minute or more, stir and microwave longer if necessary. Let cool, then seal in an airtight container.
Teacher’s note: I microwave for three minutes all together. Remember, microwaves vary in strength. The playdough becomes somewhat translucent when ready.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it forms a ball. Remove and knead a few times. Let cool, then seal in an airtight container.
Will last approx. 1 month, depending on amount and time.