Edible dough? Yum! But need a gluten-free option for those sensitive tummies? Made from four easy ingredients from your kitchen, this colorful playdough’s fun-life will last for several days in the fridge.
Generally at least double this recipe to make a big bunch of playdough all at once. Once it’s made, so long as you keep it in a sealed container, it lasts several weeks. You’ll need a saucepan or skillet pan, and just measure all the ingredients directly into that.
1 cup flour
1 cup water (dissolve 1-2 packets of frosting creations into the water)
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/3 cup salt
1 tbsp of oil
An older child can help you pour and measure, but even younger toddlers can help pour measured ingredients into the pan. Once you have all the ingredients in the pan, be sure to spend a good amount of time stirring. To get nice smooth playdough, you’ll need to get all the lumps out now. Once you have a nice smooth mixture, go ahead and start heating it on low-medium on your stovetop. If you have an older child who understands stove safety, they can help you stir.
Keep stirring for several minutes until the mixture starts to thicken into dough. It will still be sticky – that’s OK – but this is the point to transfer it to a table top.
Once it’s on a tabletop, you can knead or roll it with your hands until it is no longer sticky. Its sometimes easier to break off smaller chunks so it is easier to work with.
Once it’s no longer sticky – you’re done! And it’s now ready to play with.