We use play-dough for the craft at our toddler group quite a bit, and I'm often asked how to make it, so here is my mums play-dough recipe...enjoy!
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of salt
1 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
food colouring (you choose - use more or less to make a stronger or paler colour)
Put everything in a saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon while heating. Keep stirring (it gets quite hard work as it thickens) until it gets to play-dough consistency, being careful not to let it burn to the bottom.
Turn it out, let it cool, then play!
If you wrap it in cling-film when not it use it will keep for a good few weeks!