Granny June’s excellent play dough recipe which is fun to make and never fails to provide amusement on a rainy afternoon!
1 cup plain flour 1 cup water 1/2 cup salt 1 tbs cooking oil 2 tsp cream tarter (available from most supermarkets or online) Few drops of food colouring 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional but it makes the play dough smell nice!)
Mix flour, salt and cream tarter then put into a large saucepan with the water and the food colouring (and vanilla essence if using) Stir over a medium heat until the dough thickens and forms a ball. Allow to cool, and then knead until smooth.
Store in an airtight container (a Ziploc bag with the air pressed out is good).
Small bags of pre-made play dough also make a good “going-away” present for a toddler’s birthday party – make up some large batches in different colours and divide it up.
NB: We have been advised that homemade play dough is a potential danger to household pets and must be kept safely out of their reach at all times.