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Homemade playdough in a rainbow of vibrant colors!
Once you've made this DIY playdough, you'll never go back to the store bought stuff again. It's fun & easy to make, and turns out perfect every time!

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  • Step 1

    Combine flour, salt, cream of tarter, and Kool-Aid powder in a medium saucepan.

  • Step 2

    In a separate container, heat water to nearly boiling. Add oil.

  • Step 3

    Add wet ingredients to the dry ones already in the saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.

  • Step 4

    When mixture begins to clump together and form a ball, remove from heat. Continue stirring. When mixture cools enough to handle, remove from pot and knead by hand until smooth.

  • Step 5

    If a more intense color is desired, additional food coloring can be added at this point. Add a few drops at at time and knead by hand until color is uniform. You can also add extract or essential oil now, if desired.

  • Step 6

    Store in an airtight container. Ziploc bags work just fine, but small canning jars do the job and look pretty ;) Since it contains no preservatives, this playdough doesn't last forever. It keeps well at room temperature for 2 to 3 months, and lasts even longer if you remember to stick it in the fridge between uses.

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