This is my FAVORITE playdough recipe! It lasts a long time without drying out, when stored in an airtight container. And... It's SUPER EASY! I LOVE easy!!!
The first step is the wet ingredients.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine:
6 C water
12 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Heat it in the microwave for 8 minutes.
While the wet ingredients are heating up it's time to stir together the dry stuff.
6 C Flour
26 oz. Salt (about 2 1/8 C)
4 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
Stir together and make a well in the middle.
Pour the hot, wet ingredients into the dry and stir until combined.
Kneed the dough for a couple minutes to finish mixing it together.
I roll the dough out and cut it into 16 pieces.
I make this for my daycare kiddos every week. When they're finished playing with it we bag it up for them to take home. If you're using the recipe for a smaller group you may want to only make half.
Use playdough to learn about colors.
Have the children make something out of their playdough that is the color of the playdough.
Learn about letters or numbers. Use laminated letter & number mats and let the children form the playdough into letters and/or numbers. We also use letter stampers.
Playdough is totally worth the few minutes of clean up for the sensory stimulation the children receive as they play.