Homemade Play Dough

Easy peasy, cheap and brilliant homemade play dough.

Fed up of buying play dough only for it to get left out and wasted along with your money too?

Make your own and you’ll never buy it again.

One quantity of this recipe makes 820g of play dough.

I made 4 lots and it cost just over £4, so just about £1 per quantity of the recipe.

What you’ll need:

2 cups plain flour
½ cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Up to 1 ½ cups boiling water

Food colouring
Few drops glycerine

What to do:

Put everything except the water, food colouring and glycerine in a bowl and mix.
Add the food colouring to the boiling water and pour into the flour mixture gradually until it becomes a sticky dough.
Add the glycerine (I didn’t use any).
Cool slightly then tip onto a work surface and knead vigorously until it becomes a smooth dough.
Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Thanks to the Imagination Tree for this wonderful no-cook recipe.

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