A play dough recipe has saved the day through the years more than once with the children in my life. It is fun to make together and even more fun to cut, shape, and design. Add a few lids, cookie cutters, plastic utensils, and /or rolling pins and the imagination does the rest. Most all pantries already have the ingredients on their shelves. I never tried the Edible recipe, but it looked interesting when I found it in my recipes. The others always worked for me.
PLAY DOUGH FOR KIDS # 1
½ cup salt
1 T. cooking oil
1-teaspoon cream of tartar
Combine ingredients and heat stirring constantly until the mixture thickens to a large ball. Dump on waxed paper and knead to remove any lumps. Store in a plastic bag or in airtight container.
PLAY DOUGH RECIPE # 2
3 cups flour
1/ ½ cups salt
3 cups water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
A few drops of food coloring (OR 1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid)
Mix together in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring intermittently until the dough comes away from the edges and is thick and difficult to move the spoon. Let dough cool in pan until it can be handled. Turn out on waxed paper and knead 3 or 4 times. Play! Store in airtight bag or container.
Play Dough # 3 EDITABLE PLAY DOUGH
¼ cup honey
1/4/cup creamy peanut butter
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dry milk powder
Slowly mix honey, peanut butter, and vanilla flavoring in a mixing bowl until creamy. Gradually add dry milk a little at a time while mixing slowly. If mixture is sticky, add more dry milk. Add water if mixture is too dry. Knead for consistency.
Store in airtight bag or container and store at room temperature. Mixture can be stored for a few days.
If desired, place shaped dough on a cookie sheet in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 30 minutes or until dry.