• 1 cup water
• 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
• 1 Tbsp cream of tartar
• 1 Cup all-purpose flour
• food coloring (liquid food coloring works, I prefer gel)
- Food Coloring can be added to the dough before or after cooking.
To add color before cooking - put a small amount of gel food coloring on a toothpick and mix it into the water before it is added to the dry ingredients.
You have officially made your first batch of uncolored playdough! Now it’s time for the fun part! Seperate the dough into however many colors you would like to make. I would suggest making a double batch if you want several different colors. The amount you see in the pictures is a double batch. Color the dough to your choosing. (See tips below!) We chose to use basic gel food coloring and make pastels just in time for EASTER!
- Food Coloring:
- The amount gel food coloring depends on the actual color and strength of the color you want. If you buy a box set of color, the back usually has a chart to make different color combinations. Craft stores have a larger variety of colors. They also have full strength. For example – the red you get at the grocery store tends to turn out to be pink.
- Start with a small amount of coloring and then increase until you get the desired color. (Follow box instructions)
As always, have fun and ENJOY!