Homemade Play-Dough

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Kids can get the ingredients measured, but parents may want to do the stirring over the stove.

What You Need
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tsp. food coloring
2 tsp. oil

What You Do

Step 1
Show kids how to measure out the first three ingredients and let them stir these together in a medium-sized saucepan.

Step 2
Over medium heat, gradually stir in 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of food coloring, and 2 teaspoons of oil.

Step 3
Cook over medium heat, stirring continually, until the mixture forms into a sticky, gooey ball. Keep stirring! The mixture will burn on the bottom if you aren't careful.

Step 4
Remove the pan from the heat.

Step 5
Let the dough cool for 15-30 minutes before your kids play with it. Keep the dough in an air-tight plastic bowl when not in use.