If you are looking for a simple and inexpensive Christmas gift for young children or just a recipe for fun try this play dough recipe. I have the recipe card from my mom’s file and it has a note that it is from Lena Jackson.
Lena was our pastor’s wife during the 1960’s and with three children of her own and a preschool teacher at First Southern Baptist Church in Reedley, Ca, I am sure this recipe came in handy.
My mom used this recipe while serving as a preschool teacher at church, but we also made this recipe many times for my nieces and nephews. I pulled this recipe out of my file for my daughter Sarah to make party favors for my granddaughter Kennedy’s first birthday.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar (stabilizing agent)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cooking oil
food coloring (your choice of color)
Mix flour, cream of tartar, and salt in a pan. Mix desired coloring with water, add with oil to dry mixture. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until ingredients stick together in a ball. Cool to touch and knead on wax paper. Store in a airtight container or a zip lock bag.
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