We never, never buy play-doh at the store. Making it is much more affordable, super easy (you could do it with your eyes closed after your first batch), and it lasts much longer than the store-bought kind.
Here's my tried and true recipe.
1 cup of flour
1 cup of water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 cup of salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Put all the ingredients into a big pot and mix them up. Cook over moderate heat,
stirring constantly. In a few minutes time, the dough will become hard to stir and will start to stick on the spoon. At this point, dump the dough onto wax paper, allow it to cool, and knead it until it is smooth. Store the cooled “play dough” in a plastic bag or containers.
Edible Peanut Butter Play-doh
You can also be adventurous and try this recipe. I haven't tried it yet but it's next on our list! This treat can serve as
edible play dough. Children can mold and shape while eating it. It's a
great after school snack. Store extra portions in plastic bags in
refrigerator or freezer.
1 3/4 cups peanut butter
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 3/4 cups honey
2 cups dry milk powder
In a large bowl, cream together
peanut butter and confectioners' sugar, then beat in honey and fold in
milk powder. Divide into equal portions and refrigerate until ready to use.