Fun Dough


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 4 Teaspoons Cream of tarter
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Liquid food coloring
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • Airtight plastic container with lid or quart size re-sealable plastic bag
  1. In a bowl, mix together the flour and cream of tarter.  Set aside.
  2. Combine the water, oil and a few drops of food coloring* in  a 3qt sauce pan.  Heat on medium just until warm.  Then, add the dry ingredients and stir quickly.
  3. Continue stirring and cook on medium/low heat for another minute or two until the dough pulls away from the side of the pan.
  4. Remove the mixture from the pan and knead it on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth.  Cool completely before giving it to children to play with.

* For darker colors add more food coloring and use less food coloring for lighter shades.

For a longer life, between uses store in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container or in a re-sealable plastic bag with the excess air squeezed out.

Idea: For an inexpensive gift, make some dough in different colors.  Place each color in it's own disposable container and pair it with a mini-rolling pin and some cookie cutters.  For an added bonus, print the recipe and include it with the gift.

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