(from Doris’s recipe box)


  • 1 cup (250 mL)
  • boiling water
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) flour
  • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) each oil and cream of tartar (a preservative)
  • food colouring


  1. Boil the water, add the salt, and bring back to the boil. Remove from heat, add flour, oil, cream of tartar and food colouring. When the mixture is cool enough to handle, knead until it’s smooth. (Warm playdough is one of the nicest materials there is. Let your child experience it, too!)

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