Play Dough


1 c. flour

c. salt

2 T. vegetable oil

2 tsp. Cream of Tartar

1 c. water

1 tsp. peppermint extract (optional, for a nice scent)

Food coloring


Mix all ingredients together except for food coloring in a pot. Stir and cook over low heat until stiff. Cool, then knead until smooth. Divide into desired amounts and work in a few drops of food coloring. For more intense hues, use the paste food colors sold in cake decorating and craft stores. Store play dough in plastic bags. Last longest when refrigerated.