Homemade playdough is so much cooler than it's store-bought counterpart. It's soft but not plastic-y. It smells nice (this batch smells like oranges!) thanks to organic oils. It is pleasing in it's natural color or with a bit of food color mixed in. I really missed homemade playdough. Good thing I have a new group of littles to make happy.
3 c. flour
1 1/2 c. salt
2 tbsp. cream of tartar
3 tbsp. oil
3 c. water
a few drops of essential oil (optional)
a few drops of food color (optional)
Mix ingredients well. Heat on medium burner stirring constantly until it thickens and pulls away from the pan. Knead for a few minutes. Store in air tight container.