Eoghan requested we make a fresh batch, as the play dough we had was from December. It was great fun, as he made it on his own for the first time (under supervision of course)...and the bit of orange he mixed up made me feel very happy.
1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
2 t. cream of tartar
1 c. water
1 T. cooking oil
extract, if you choose to add it (we enjoy peppermint in the winter)
In a saucepan, mix the dry ingredients. Add the water and the oil. Turn on the stove top to medium heat and stir until combined. Add the food coloring and extract, and cook for three minutes (or until mixture pulls away from the sides of pan). Take the saucepan off heat and turn the play dough onto a surface to knead (be careful as it will be very hot for the first few minutes). Oh, and most importantly...have fun!