S-W Favorite Playdough Recipe
8 cups flour
4 cups salt
6 tablespoons cream of tarter
1 cup oil
Food coloring, liquid watercolor or cake icing coloring
Scents or extracts, if desired
8 cups boiling water.
Mix together dry ingredients in large bowl. Stir them thoroughly. Mix together liquids and add to dry ingredients, stirring continuously.
It is important that the water be very close to boiling, in order to cook the playdough as it goes in.
If the playdough does not appear cooked (slightly translucent and less gooey, microwave it in small batches or stir it over medium heat to finish the cooking process.
Stir until smooth. Knead.
Do not put in plastic container until cool (some people find it easier to halve the recipe and make two smaller batches).
If you add liquid watercolor to the dry ingredients, you’ll get a spotted playdough that slowly turns to a uniform color.
If you add the liquid watercolor to the boiling water, you’ll get a uniform color from the start. Both effects are nice!