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    -mix these things up in a saucepan:
    2 c flour
    1 c salt
    4 T cream of tartar

    -then add:
    2 c water
    2 T veg oil

    -mix it up really well

    -turn on the heat and stir it continuously until the mixture congeals

    -split the dough into four equal parts

    -spread out each part like a pancake and add food coloring (the "before" photo)

    -fold in the coloring until completely incorporated (the "after" photo)

    -store in an airtight container for months and months


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    1. scottcbennett 64 months ago | reply

      rad.... we needed more new playdough...

    2. ohmomof1 64 months ago | reply

      I love homemade playdough! You can add spices or a drop of essential oils to it to make it smell nice, too. Nutmeg + cinnamon, plain cinnamon, ground gloves, a drop of lavendar, etc. Whatever you like. BUT not a good idea for younger ones because it smells good enough to eat. :)

    3. ohio shavers 64 months ago | reply

      I made this for your sisters when they were little.

    4. ellenjohnrubicon 64 months ago | reply

      gorgeous. we love to make it.

    5. megan . 64 months ago | reply

      pretty colours :-) my mother used to make this recipe for me when I was a kid. so much fun!

    6. Sing To Me 64 months ago | reply

      your colors came out gorgeous!! my mom used to make this for my pre-school class, it was delicious. Ate it in handfuls.

    7. LULUBLOOM :: lucia 64 months ago | reply

      Just the inspiration I need to do this at home. Thank you!

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