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From: Ruby Rose (RubyKiesling) DelphiPlus Member Icon1/20/14 6:35 PM 
To: cwats761  (2 of 17) 
 109490.2 in reply to 109490.1 

You can make play dough without cream of tarter, but it won't stay fresh as long as it will when cream of tartar is included.

Here's my favorite play dough recipe and it's from the book, Don't Move the Muffin Tins, by Bev Bos :)


2 cups flour

1 cup salt

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon food coloring

2 cups water


Mix ingredients in a saucepan, over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the dough leaves the sides of the pan.

Remove from pan and knead for a few minutes.

Store in a tightly closed plastic container or a zip-lock bag.


From: cwats7611/21/14 6:38 PM 
To: Ruby Rose (RubyKiesling) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 17) 
 109490.3 in reply to 109490.2 

Thanks, your recipe calls for less cream of tarter.


So the cream of tarter is for longevity not consistency? I have often wondered what it actually did.


From: Ruby Rose (RubyKiesling) DelphiPlus Member Icon1/21/14 6:41 PM 
To: cwats761  (4 of 17) 
 109490.4 in reply to 109490.3 

You're welcome :)

It helps with both.




From: NCSandi (NCSandi1)1/24/14 11:45 AM 
To: cwats761  (5 of 17) 
 109490.5 in reply to 109490.1 

You can used Alum instead of cream of tarter.  It is a lot less expensive


From: cwats7611/24/14 12:42 PM 
To: NCSandi (NCSandi1)  (6 of 17) 
 109490.6 in reply to 109490.5 

Thanks, I will have to try that next. I made some with baking soda and it turned out ok. One batch was crumply and one is sticky but the other 3 turned out ok. 


The cream of tarter is just so stinking expensive for the amount you get. And with the way my dckids love playing with play doh lately we have been going through it pretty quickly. They have just worn it out playing with it.


From: Ruby Rose (RubyKiesling) DelphiPlus Member Icon1/24/14 5:28 PM 
To: cwats761  (7 of 17) 
 109490.7 in reply to 109490.6 

I've started buying cream of tartar from a bulk bin at a my health food store, which is way cheaper than buying it in a little bottle from the baking section of the regular grocery store.


From: cwats7611/26/14 3:32 PM 
To: Ruby Rose (RubyKiesling) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 17) 
 109490.8 in reply to 109490.7 

I didn't know the health food store sold it in bulk, I will have to check that out. It's just crazy that it costs so much.

  • Edited January 26, 2014 3:32 pm  by  cwats761

From: Ruby Rose (RubyKiesling) DelphiPlus Member Icon1/26/14 3:44 PM 
To: cwats761  (9 of 17) 
 109490.9 in reply to 109490.8 

My friend purchases cream of tartar from a restaurant supply store and I'm pretty sure it's cheaper there compared to what my local HFS charges. When I run out of what I have, I'm going to check the price at the restaurant supply store. The name of the store is Smart & Final Perhaps there's one in your area, or a similar type store?


From: cwats7611/26/14 6:37 PM 
To: Ruby Rose (RubyKiesling) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 17) 
 109490.10 in reply to 109490.9 

There is not one of those stores in my state, but I think we do have a restaurant supply store around here somewhere.  I am going to search online and see what I can find.


Thanks for the info, I never thought to look into this type of store either.


From: Ruby Rose (RubyKiesling) DelphiPlus Member Icon1/26/14 6:40 PM 
To: cwats761  (11 of 17) 
 109490.11 in reply to 109490.10 

You're welcome, I'm happy to help :)


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