Just a quickie – in response to @redtedart who asked for a home made play dough recipe. A few years ago I used to work for a Toy Library and we made our own play dough every week using this recipe – I can honestly say it is fool proof *ducks and runs for cover* ish.
Home made play dough
2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
2 cups water
2 table spoons of cooking oil
2 dessert spoons of cream of tartar
Sift flour into a large old saucepan, then add all other ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon over a medium heat. You will know when it is done as after a short while it magically turns into playdough!
Turn out onto a lightly floured board and allow to cool for a few minutes before use. This playdough should keep for 2-3 weeks if stored in an airtight container.