Introduction: Play Dough

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This instructable is going to show you how to make playdough - a fun, simple and cheap childrens craft.

Step 1: 1. Gather Ingredients

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2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 cups water
2 tablespoons oil
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
Food coloring

Combine all ingredients in a pan and stir. Cook over low heat, stirring until a ball forms.

Step 2: 2. Set, Separate & Color!

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Set on foil and let cool for a minute.
Once it has finished cooling separate dough into equal parts. Add food coloring and knead thoroughly until desired color.

Step 3: 3. Store & Play!

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You may store it in a covered container or use old play dough containers or tupperware.


California girl (author)2013-12-23

This recipe really did not work for me but you tried and helped thank you

jenniferwilson1979 (author)2013-05-31

Favorite recipe! I also add a ton of iridescent glitter. Gel dye easier for me than liquid.

Ranie-K (author)2013-05-25

This seems to be published earlier:

Did you write this yourself? The Family Sponge thing is copyrighted, you see.

explosivemaker (author)Ranie-K2013-05-28

You are fast.

book_worm (author)2013-05-26

@Ranie-K :o dun dun duuuun.

redfoxtrystman (author)2013-05-25

Well I thank you since I didn't know how to do this. And now I have something to do with my family tomorrow

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