It took me 4 years to find a Playdough recipe that worked perfectly every time. Some were too sticky, some were too dry, many just never became anything even close to Playdough! It can be frustrating if you just want to make some lovely home-made dough for your children to play with!
Here is the best, most fool-proof recipe I’ve ever found. It comes from a fantastic sensory book called Ooey Gooey Tooey by Lisa Murphy. It stays fresh for months if kept in a plastic container or Zip-lock!
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
6 tsp cream of tartar
6 TBS oil (I use olive)
1 packet of drink mix of your choice (ie: Kool-Aid)
Using a mixer or a large spoon, mix all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Transfer to a large pot and cook over medium heat until it forms a ball, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, knead.
Store in an air tight container.