We all need a little extra comfort and stress release right now. In this house we've been pulling out alllll the stops for hands on crafts the past few weeks as breaks from remote learning. And there is no more comforting DIY than homemade playdough. From measuring and mixing the ingredients, to adding in creative scents and food coloring, and of course mixing it all together as a warm-from-the-stove blob. DIY Playdough is a cheap, quick and simple sensory delight. And oldie but goodie for any age.
2 cups flour
3/4 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
food coloring (optional)
Essential oil scent (options)
Step 1: Mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot.
Step 2: Add the water and vegetable oil to the powdered ingredients and mix over medium heat until well combined and doughy.
Step 3: Remove from heat and transfer dough to wax paper or a cookie sheet. Allow to cool a bit. Add in scent and food coloring and mix thoroughly with hands.
Step 4: Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!