Fun to make and 100 times better than the store-bought version. Here is my favorite homemade play dough recipe from I Heart Nap Time.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 cups lukewarm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Stir together the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a large pot. Then add the water, oil, and food coloring.
Cook over medium heat stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and starts to turn into a ball. Remove from heat and transfer to a cutting board covered with wax paper or a glass bowl.
Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth.
Store the play dough in resealable bags to keep it soft.