Long Lasting Playdough

The cream of tartar makes this dough last 6 months or longer.

What's needed

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 tablespoon cream of tartar

1 cup water

Natural food coloring

Natural flavored extracts

Let's make it

Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, extract, and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm. Remove from heat and add flour. Stir, then knead until smooth. Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag.

Use the following recipes to make clay that can be rolled or shaped into sculptures. Some clays should be dried overnight, while others are best baked in an oven. When hard, sculptures can be decorated and preserved with acrylic paint or finish.

Recipes - Activity Supplies

Clays, Doughs, and Slimes
Glue and Paste
Natural Flavored Extracts
Natural Food Coloring
Wood, Fabric, and Other Materials

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