One of the girls' favourite activities is playing with playdough. This is our favourite recipe.
1 cup flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/3 cup salt (I use table salt)
1 cup water
1 tbsp vegetable oil (I use canola)
food colouring, if desired
Put the flour, cream of tartar and salt in a medium saucepan. Add the water and vegetable oil. Heat over a medium low heat. The mixture will start to thicken and be lumpy. Add food colouring, if using and stir. The dough will clump together in a big lump and will no longer be wet. Turn out onto wax or parchment paper and leave to cool for about 10 - 15 minutes. Knead until smooth and you have playdough!
This stores really well in a ziploc baggie for a few months.