Homemade play dough
Hasbor current maker of play-dough say it is made of water, a starch based binder, retrogradation inhibitor, borax, petroleum, salt, lubricant, surfactant, preservative, hardener, humectant, fragrance and color. Play dough was originally made as a wallpaper cleaner. (Wikipedia) Don’t want you children playing with something made to clean wallpaper, although it is labels as safe and non toxic it is full of chemicals, so make your own from real ingredients that are truly safe and even eatable. It won’t last as long as the store bought kind but it is simple to make so you can just make more.
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons of cream of tarter
½ cup salt
1 tablespoon oil
Mix and knead flour and boiling water, cream of tartar, salt, oil, and a few drops of food coloring. Store in a sealed plastic bag.
Recipe from Cooks.com