A hundred years ago, when my kids were in a neighborhood Pre-school, their teacher, Miss Pam, gave me this recipe for this play dough. I have made a lot of play dough recipes in my life, but this one is the best play-dough recipe around. It stays soft for weeks or even months as long as you keep it in an airtight container.
My daughter and her 3 kids were visiting last week while her husband was out of town. Part of the fun with this dough was having the kids help to make it. The boys love to make crafts. It really brought out their imaginations. We made snakes (which we wound up into lollipops and put on a popsicle stick) and space ships and all kinds of other fun boy stuff.
Since they got to help measure the ingredients, it was kind of educational too.
I have some alphabet & number dough stampers that I bought years ago. Amazon has a set that is similar. This makes learning letters and numbers fun!
Kids can play with this dough for hours given the proper tools!
Here’s how to make the dough:
Have the kids help to measure and stir together the dry ingredients into a bowl, then set aside.
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
1 t. alum (in the grocery aisle by the spices)
In a saucepan, bring to a boil:
3 T. oil
2 c. water