While searching for something to entertain my 11 month old son, I found this recipe for home made play dough.
• 1 cup of water
• 1 cup of flour
• 1/2 cup salt
• 1 tbs vegetable oil
• 2 tsp cream of tartar
Bring all ingredients together in a saucepan.
Stirring all the time, watch as the mixture forms a dough ball.
Remove from pan and place onto a clean board.
Knead until your dough is silky and cool.
Keep in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
I added some green food colouring and peppermint extract (about a teaspoon of each). My son kept wanting to eat it, pulling the most amusing face at the saltiness so I think perhaps he's not quite ready for play dough yet. My 4 year old daughter loved it though!