1 cup flour (use GF flour mix, if you have gluten sensitivities)
1/4 cup salt
2 T cream of tartar
2 tsp natural food color
1 T vegetable oil
1 cup water
optional-but very nice addition-a few drops of essential oils (ex. lavender, mint, orange, etc)
Mix flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a medium pot. Add water, food color, and oil. Stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. (lumpy is ok, it turns into dough). When mixture forms a ball in center of pot, turn off stove. Let it cool. Take it out of pot and put on floured surface. Knead and add essential oils at this point. The warmth of fresh playdough and the oils bring about a nice and relaxing playtime. Store in a ziploc bag or airtight container. Can last in fridge or out for a long time. Enjoy!!!