It makes the most lovely, soft and smooth, warm Play Dough (which little hands love on a cold winter's morning) that will keep - as long as you remember to put it in an airtight container!
I have seen and used many recipes for Play Dough - cooked, uncooked and microwaved. The secret to making the best play dough is in using cream of tartar (important so it doesn't dry out) and BOILING water. This is the key to making play dough that has a beautiful consistency!
Play Dough Recipe
2 cups plain flour
4 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup salt
2 cups of boiling water
My favourite part, is adding in essential oils or essence. This is perfect for adding another sensory dimension for children's play. They love the smell of green peppermint-scented play dough or red strawberry-scented playdough. Vanilla essence added to plain white play dough is divine!
In addition to children helping in the making of the play dough (they can help mix everything, except the boiling water);
They can also help choose additional materials to manipulate or embellish the play dough with. Great for fine motor skills. I wish I had taken photos of all the materials we have used. Here are a few ideas...
We've also used: feathers, leaves and twigs, small stones, sand, glitter, felt balls and rice.
However, my girls favour patty pans...
and love playing cake shops all afternoon!