Making it in large batches is great for groups of children, or to use as a party favor. Making your own play dough is also cheaper. The main expense is the Cream of Tartar. It is usually not sold in a large container at the grocery store, but can be purchased online. The price of this bulk container is about the same as two small spice jars purchased at a grocery store.
Mix ingredients into a medium-large sauce pan. (Children can help with this process before turning on the heat)
|Notice the oil in a sports top bottle = easy to use!|
3 cups water
3/4 cups salt
2 tablespoons Cream of Tartar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Heat the mixture over medium heat until it pulls away from the edges.
Move dough to a large plate to cool.
While still warm, knead the dough many times with your hands to smooth out any lumps and bumps.
Store in an airtight container or plastic bag.