I am always looking for something fun and creative to do with my kids... They love to create, color, paint, anything artsy really... So play doh is a must have at our house. The most frustrating part of play doh for me is opening the container to find it hard as a rock. Then you scramble to find a replacement or something else to do. As a kid we always made home made play doh, a flour and salt based dough that was just as good as the store bought stuff minus the chemicals they add to preserve it. When I came across this recipe, I knew I had to try it out!
So here's the recipe, make sure to keep this one stashed away in your arsenal for a rainy day..
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1 packet Kool-aid unsweetened drink mix
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
extra flour for kneading
airtight containers (I use Ziploc freezer bags)
Mix the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add boiling water and oil; stir with a fork until cooled, then mix with hands until well combined. Knead until no longer sticky, adding additional flour 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency. Store in the refrigerator.