I've tried many of the recipes online and find that the cream of tartar version the best. The recipe using baking soda and cornstarch resulted in a rather slimy afterfeel which I didn't like at all. The "no cook versions" are largely similar to cooked versions seeing how boiling water is used. I use the no cook version as that allows me to involve the tot in the mixing. He mixes with a wooden spoon in a huge mixing bowl and only after I've mixed the mixture enough to not have any liquid in the bowl. The boiled version tends to result in a salt crust on the dough after a while so I don't really fancy that method either.
There are a thousand and one recipes online and this is the base recipe. A lot of people add flavors and such to the dough and yes, they smell delicious! But I don't. There really is no need to encourage my greedy tot to mouth the dough with the delicious smells even if it's safe.
Here's the recipe I use! Do you have any non toxic recipes for crafts for children? I would love to hear from you!
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup boiling water
1 tbs of cooking oil
1/2 cup salt
4 tablespoons cream of tartar
- Combine the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl.
- Mix the cooking oil with the boiling water.
- Pour the boiling water over the dry ingredients and mix continuously until smooth.
- Knead in your preferred food color.