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Best Play Dough Ever!

This is absolutely the best play dough homemade recipe ever! This will add fun to all of your kindergarten and preschool DIY creations. Every center is better with play dough!  This post will show you (with pictures!) how to make the best play dough ever!
I make my own play dough because 
#1...I am cheap....and 
#2 It is SO MUCH BETTER! 
I made some tonight to go with my March Math Centers that will get us through the rest of the month and I just had to share. Here is the recipe:
This is absolutely the best play dough homemade recipe ever! This will add fun to all of your kindergarten and preschool DIY creations. Every center is better with play dough!  This post will show you (with pictures!) how to make the best play dough ever!

I have dubbed this the best play dough recipe EVER because it was the first one I used many moons ago that didn't dry out right away. Here are the oh so easy directions:

3 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups salt
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon Cream of Tarter
3 cups of water 
Mix in a sauce pan. I just dump it all in right on the stove:
This is absolutely the best play dough homemade recipe ever! This will add fun to all of your kindergarten and preschool DIY creations. Every center is better with play dough!  This post will show you (with pictures!) how to make the best play dough ever!
The secret to this play dough is the Cream of Tarter. I've used other recipes without it (and tried to substitute) and it is just NOT the same!
This is absolutely the best play dough homemade recipe ever! This will add fun to all of your kindergarten and preschool DIY creations. Every center is better with play dough!  This post will show you (with pictures!) how to make the best play dough ever!
Don't leave it out! 
Put on medium heat and start to stir. I added my food coloring right away this time. It worked out great! It will be pretty saucy at first...
This is absolutely the best play dough homemade recipe ever! This will add fun to all of your kindergarten and preschool DIY creations. Every center is better with play dough!  This post will show you (with pictures!) how to make the best play dough ever!
I stir the whole time because the action happens fast...
This is absolutely the best play dough homemade recipe ever! This will add fun to all of your kindergarten and preschool DIY creations. Every center is better with play dough!  This post will show you (with pictures!) how to make the best play dough ever!
It starts to form as dough and gets really hard to stir...
This is absolutely the best play dough homemade recipe ever! This will add fun to all of your kindergarten and preschool DIY creations. Every center is better with play dough!  This post will show you (with pictures!) how to make the best play dough ever!
And there you go! It's ready to knead...(this is the best part!)

Need some sensory therapy? Kneading warm play dough is a great form of therapy!

It took me about 5 minutes start to finish. Ok...maybe 10. At one point my husband came through the kitchen all surprised because I was cooking but he was super disappointed when he saw my green concoction. In hind sight maybe I should cook for him more often...

So this will last us for months...if we keep it that long. I actually have to throw it out before it dries out just because it gets pretty dirty if you use it for a long time. 

We are using this playdough to make 3D shapes this month. I realized the last time we went through testing that we are really needing some work with cylinders, spheres, cubes, and cones. Students will be using the play dough to make the shapes.
This is absolutely the best play dough homemade recipe ever! This will add fun to all of your kindergarten and preschool DIY creations. Every center is better with play dough!  This post will show you (with pictures!) how to make the best play dough ever!

This activity is available in my March Math Centers and I included it in April's set too! Here is an image to pin for later or click on it to see the set in my store.

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This is absolutely the best play dough homemade recipe ever! This will add fun to all of your kindergarten and preschool DIY creations. Every center is better with play dough!  This post will show you (with pictures!) how to make the best play dough ever!
Thanks for stopping by today! You still have time to make some play dough for tomorrow! Get to it!