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Homemade Playdough


1 C Flour

1/2 C Salt

2 t. Cream of tartar

1 C Water

1 T Oil

1-2 t. food coloring


Mix the dry ingredients together in a large saucepan, then mix the wet ingredients together, and add them to the dry ingredients.  (You may add the food coloring at the very beginning of cooking if you would like, to adjust the richness of the color). Cook over high heat and stir constantly until you cannot stir it anymore.  Remove from heat and let it cool enough to handle, and knead until smooth.  Store in air tight containers.  If stored properly, it will last for a couple of months.

About the author

Paige Lucas-Stannard

Paige Lucas-Stannard is a parent educator and coach specializing in social justice and feminist-focused, respect-based parenting practices. She is the author of Gender Neutral Parenting and the upcoming book, based on her popular online class, Transformative Parenting. She and her partner unschool their three kids in the rural mid-west. When not writing, she loves to travel and spend time in nature with her family. Follow her on Facebook at Parenting Gently and on Twitter @parentinggently.