Last year for Christmas Saxon made some for Arwen and Trahaearn as gifts and we used this no cook version which is so very easy to use and I would absolutely let little ones be involved in the whole process.
It is all the more that way isn't it?
So here is the way we made our no cool play doh~
2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
up to 2 cups boiling water
In a large bowl mix the flour and cream of tartar
Also if you want to add a scent now is the time as well. We love to use peppermint essential oil
If it is sticky add a little more flour until happy
We made two batches at the same time, hence the two colours.
The first time we used the two cups of water and then added a heap more flour.
The second time we added a bit of water at a time and did not need more flour at all.
My preference is the pink one, which had more flour added to it. I think it has a greater and smoother consistency to it. But both are excellent to play with.
I store mine in zip lock bags in the refrigerator and they seem to last very well.