I love to use playdough as a medium for children to express what we are studying. During our unit on birds – I put out three batches of playdough: brown for nests and limbs, blue for eggs and yellow for birds. It was so popular! The rule was “No mixing the playdoughs!” And they did not!
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
food coloring (I used Wilton food coloring – brown, yellow and blue)
Place all of the ingredients in a medium size pan. (I add the food coloring into the water) Cook on medium heat and stir it until the playdough thickens. Knead the dough until smooth.