Homemade Playdough

from melskitchencafe.com

*Makes about 2 1/2 cups of playdough

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup salt

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup water

1 tablespoon cooking oil, like canola or vegetable

4-6 drops food coloring

In a medium saucepan, combine the dry ingredients. In a 2-cup or larger liquid measuring cup, combine the water, oil, and food coloring. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan and forms a ball (it will be shaggy and messy looking). This should only take a few minutes.

On a lightly greased countertop, turn out the playdough and knead until smooth.