Traditional Play Dough (requires cooking)
· 1 cup flour
· 1 cup warm water
· 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
· 1 teaspoon oil
· 1/4 cup salt
· food coloring
Add all ingredients in the order listed to a medium pan. Stir over medium heat until smooth then remove from pan and knead until color is even and dough is smooth. Store the dough in a zipper bag or other airtight container when not in use; when properly stored this dough will last a long time.
· 1/2 cup cinnamon
· 1/2 cup store bought applesauce (homemade sauce will likely be too watery)
Mix cinnamon and applesauce to form a ball of dough.
If you leave this dough out overnight it will harden like clay. It is great for making aromatic Christmas ornaments.
Carol E. Jordan is the mother of 2 children. She has been a preschool teacher for nine years and is working toward a CDA (Child Development Associate) an Early Childhood Education professional credential.
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