I love how inexpensive and easy homemade play-dough is. And during the holidays, I love playing with new varieties of this childhood treat. This peppermint scented play-dough is perfect for Christmas and we've been enjoying it already.
Don't be intimidated by the cooking time. I used to worry that I'd burn it or my pans would never be the same. But it's a fool proof recipe that is easy to make.
Bonus: Play-dough's a great activity for the kids to do while you're making dinner, on the phone, or just trying to capture a few moments of peace and quiet. And it's occasionally fun for mom, too.
5 1/2 c. flour
2 c. salt
8 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 c. vegetable oil
2-3 Tbsp. peppermint extract
4 c. water
optional: red food coloring, fine glitter
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick.
- Allow to cool slightly.
- Work dough on a slightly floured surface, adding coloring or glitter as desired.
- Store in an airtight container.