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Stovetop Cooked Playdough

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Food coloring
  • 1 cup flour

Directions: 

  • Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm.
  • Remove from heat and add flour.
  • Stir, then knead until smooth.

Note:

  • The cream of tartar adds to the shelf life of this playdough, so resist the temptation to omit this ingredient if you don't have it on hand.
  • Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag for up to 6 months.

 

Cooked Playdough

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups liquid (water + food coloring)
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 4 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 2/3 cup Salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:

  • Measure liquid.  Pour into a large saucepan.  
  • Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin onto the liquid, let sit 3 to 5 minutes.  
  • Add the remaining ingredients, stir to combine.
  • Turn on heat to medium. Stir constantly until the dough thickens and begins to form a large clump around the spoon. (This should only take a couple of minutes.)
  • Remove from heat and turn dough out onto a plate or wax paper.
  • Knead briefly after the dough has cooled.

Note: 

  • This is recipe makes a much more generous amount of playdough that the Stovetop version above.
  • The addition of the gelatin increases the elasticity of the playdough.