I’m no Martha Stewart, but my mother taught me to make play dough as a child and I like to continue the tradition with my daughter.
It’s fun and so much easier than you imagine. If you know a few tiny tricks.
The first trick is – the recipe for play dough is on the back of the Cream of Tartare tin at the supermarket. Clear as day.
Secondly, it does miraculously just turn into pliable, play-worthy dough in minutes.
Here’s the recipe:
2 cups plain flour
4 tbs McKenzie’s Cream of Tartar
2 tbs cooking oil
1 cup salt
2 cups water
food colouring drops
Whisk all the ingredients together in a cool saucepan until smooth. Getting all the lumps out. Pop onto the stove top on low to medium heat and stir for three to five minutes with a spoon until the mixture congeals.
Tip your dough onto baking paper sprinkled with flour, and knead it until cool and pliable. Your children can help do this.
Add glitter if you like for extra sparkle. It’s playtime.