When Amelia was little, she used to put everything in her mouth. And now that Matilda is at that same age, she does the same thing! I tried to find ways of making any toy that looked like food edible so that if either of them ate it, it wasn’t toxic. This play-doh recipe does just that! It takes minutes to make and can last about a year! Why buy play-doh when you can make it with a handful of ingredients that you already have at home?!
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Homemade Edible Play-doh
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 cups table salt
- 6 teaspoons cream of tartar (or corn starch)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 cups warm water
- food coloring, any color
- In a large bowl, mix flour salt, cream of tartar, oil and water until it forms a very liquidy pancake-like consistency.
- Pour the batter into a large pot and stir constantly over medium heat. The batter will start to turn thick and sticky. Continue stirring for about 5 minutes until the batter forms a big blob of dough.
- Remove from heat and put ball of dough on wax papar or silpat mat. Once cooled, begin to kneed it (like bread) until it becomes smooth. Cut into 8 even pieces. Using your thumb, make a well in the center and drop in your first food coloring color. Kneed again until all of the color is evenly distributed. Repeat with remaining balls of dough and colors.
- When finished, let it cool completely and store in a sealed container. Ours lasts anywhere from 6-months – 1 year, depending on how fast my kids like to combine the colors. Have fun!