the prettiest homemade play dough

homemade playdough

a week or so ago eleanor and i made the prettiest homemade play dough. it was one of the best activities we've done as of yet. we spent the morning mixing and cooking each bright color and then the afternoon rolling it out and playing with it. since then i've pulled it out a number of times when i needed a few minutes to myself and we even took a container with us when we traveled to cincinnati.

homemade playdough

homemade playdough

homemade playdough

homemade playdough

homemade play dough

1 cup white flour
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 3oz pack of jello

mix all of the ingredients together in a small saucepan until most of the lumps are gone. cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until it thickens into a ball of dough. once it has finished cooking place onto a lightly floured silpat or cutting board. allow to cool. once cool knead it, adding flour as needed until it is no longer sticky. store in an airtight container.

after a few days we noticed that ours got sticky again. if this happens just knead in some more flour.