So once my bucket of store bought stuff died, I decided that I'd make a batch of homemade stuff up. For some reason, all my life I've been making it backwards - making the dough up, and then colouring it afterwards. Never again! This seriously took me 8 minutes, plus 5 minutes in the fridge so that it'd cool down enough for them to play with it.
Here's the recipe I used :
2 cups water
1 cup salt
4 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tbspn cooking oil
Food colouring, and lots of it
2 cups plain flour.
I then added the oil, salt, oil, cream of tartar, and finally the flour, which i beat into the liquid with a wooden spoon.
I then placed it over the stove, and heated it, stirring it continuously until it began to stick together and become more of a dough than a liquid. This bit only takes between 3-5 minutes.
I turned it out into a dish and put it in the fridge for 5 minutes to cool down so I could knead it.
Meanwhile I'd decided to add a bit of superfine glitter to it, just to win extra brownie points with my girls :)
I couldn't believe how quick it was to make today! I'm definitely not going back to the bad old way of taking ages to knead colour in, and invariably ending up with multicoloured hands!
Try it today - your kids will love it!