1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 cup water
Few drops of food coloring
1 Tbs oil
Mix dry ingredients. Mix water, food coloring and oil. Combine. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with large3 spoon until the dough pulls away from the sides of pan and forms a ball. This takes only about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Remove to counter with a little flour on it and knead till smooth. This makes a soft dough that keeps it's shape with molded.
It will dry out but not enough to make things like jewelry. If kept in a plastic bag or airtight container in the refrigerator, it will keep for many months.
Lisa requested that I post this recipe because she is going to babysit for a co-worker tonight. I don't remember where I got this recipe from, but it is the best homemade play dough recipe I've come across. And it is simple to make. (When I make this recipe I usually double it to have plenty to go around)