|Cranberry Playdough at Almost Unschoolers|
|pumpkin pie scented playdough at Blisstree|
|naturally colored yellow playdough scented with essential oils at Syrendell|
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
4 tablespoons of cream of tarter
2 cups of water
Cook, stirring constantly, in a medium pan, over low heat, until thick, and rubbery. Remove from the pan, and knead, as the dough cools, until smooth. Store in an airtight container.
Natural colors can be added by boiling something colorful in water so that the color is part of the water in the recipe. Just make sure it is cooled before you start. Or, you can add some spice or other dry ingredient that will color the dough, like 1/2-1 teaspoon turmeric for yellow. Scents can be added like essential oils, extracts or spices but they are best added at the end so the heat will not degrade the scents.