We’ve tried no cook. We’ve tried adding Jell-o gelatin for color. We’ve tried all sorts of variations, but this has been the best so far. It comes together quickly and clean up is a breeze.
1 C flour
1/2 C salt
1 T vegetable oil (I’ve used olive oil and canola oil both)
1 1/4 t cream of tartar
1 C water
Add all ingredients to a small pot set over medium-low heat. Stir to combine and keep stirring until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pot. Turn play dough onto a cutting board and let cool. Once it’s cool enough to work with, add a few drops of food coloring, and knead it until it’s the right consistency.
We store it in a takeout soup container, and it lasts forever. I generally make one batch, and toss it when we get bored with the color.