Homemade Play dough (with no cream of tartar)

Tried a new way to keep my toddler entertained on a holiday weekend: we made play dough together!

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
(Mix these and set aside)

(In a glass 1C measure)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Fill rest of cup with water to 3/4 cup mark
(Microwave to hot: 1 min or so)

(Mix with flour/salt)
Food colouring if desired
1 tablespoon oil
(Stir more, let cool. Don’t add flour until it’s mostly done cooling, even though you’re gonna think it needs it)

Adapted from https://stayathomeeducator.com/absolutely-perfect-no-cook-scented-play-dough-recipe-without-cream-tartar/ but made shorter so I don’t have to try to scroll through a giant blog post while my toddler is helping next time. He’s getting better at measuring and stirring!

The most expensive part of this, without cream of tartar, is the lemon juice, but I had some old stuff on hand so it wasn’t a big deal. I might try vinegar to see if that is a good substitute next time, because we have more of that on hand.

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