Hint: It's not a huge wad of bubble gum.
It's also not a brain, liver, or any other organ. (Including a Wurlitzer.)
Adelaide came home from school about a week ago with a note- including the recipe- asking each family to whip up a batch for the kids to use throughout the year at school. I finally made it this evening, and I'm now wondering why anyone spends any money on the stuff at the store. It took me ten minutes tops to make, the recipe calls for ingredients most people usually keep in their pantry, and one batch made about twice the amount that usually comes in one container of the brand-name product.
I gotta say, though: Although Adelaide specifically requested pink play-dough, I think the batch I'm going to make for home use tomorrow will have to be a different color. Something not quite so... fleshy.
1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
food coloring (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture forms a ball. Knead until smooth. Let the dough cool completely before placing in a sealed container.