This salt dough is not meant to be eaten so make sure not to leave it in a situation where a person or animal could eat it. As the high salt content may be harmful.
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Playing with Play Doh can be lots of fun, but making your own salt dough modelling clay can be a fun process too. So in this article were going to show you how to do just that.
Step 1: Materials Needed
List of materials
- Cream of Tartar
- Food Colouring
- Vegetable Oil - we used Olive oil
(Ratio of Mixture
2 Cup Flour
2 Cup Water
1 Cup Salt
2 Sachets of Cream of Tartar - equal to two teaspoons
2 Tablespoons of Vegatable Oil
Step 2: Mix Ingredients
It's a good idea to mix the powder parts of your dough first, this will ensure a better mix. Start by adding 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt and two sachets of cream of tartar, which is the equivalent of two teaspoons, to your pan. Now we add the 2 table spoons of oil and our two cups of water. Stir the mixture to remove any lumps until you have a smooth liquid that looks like a runny porridge.
Step 3: Cooking The Play Dough
Once you have a smooth mixture turn on your heat and set to a low temperature. Continue to stir, your mixture is ready when it all comes away from the sides of the pan in a big lump. If it’s sticky to touch then leave it in a few minutes more. When it's ready you need to take it off of the heat and allow to cool.
Step 4: Knead The Play Dough
When it’s cool enough to touch it time to get kneading. Don’t be too gentle, besides being a great workout for your upper body, the more time and effort you put in the better the end results will be. Your dough should have a silky clay like texture before your ready to move on.
Using the ingredients in my proportions gave me 1.3 kilos of dough, which is approximately 2.9 lbs.