I hate play dough, but the kids love it. Here is my mom’s play dough recipe. This makes a generous ball of play dough. Add a rolling pin, clay sculpting tools and a few cookie cutters and you have a great gift.
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 package koolaid (The type you have to add sugar to. This is for color and smell.)
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons oil
Mix dry ingredients then add oil and water. Cook on medium heat. Stir continuously until play dough is firm.
I leave out the koolaid and either leave it white, add turmeric to color it yellow or use food coloring. You can add glitter, but that, of course, makes it non-edible. I think next time I will try adding cinnamon to make it smell yummy. And no, you can’t omit the cream of tartar. I’ve tried and it doesn’t work.