Step One: Gather materials.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 3 Tbsp. cream of tartar
- 1 Tbsp. lavender or 3 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 cups water
- lavender food coloring
- glitter (optional – artist uses purple because it is a calming color)
Step Two: Mix the dry ingredients including the lavender together in a pot and stir in the oil, water, and food coloring.
Step Three: Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, being sure to scrape the sides and bottom. Cook until dough forms a ball. Remove from heat.
Step Four: Place it on a piece of wax paper. Knead.
Step Five (optional): Add the glitter and knead. Let cool.
Step Six: Store in an airtight container or in a resealable bag.
A mixer can also be used as follows:
Step Two: Put the dry ingredients into the mixer. Add the oil and food coloring and begin mixing with the flat beater (the one for making dough).
Step Three: Add 2 cups of boiling water and continue to mix until a playdough texture is achieved.
Step Four: Take the dough out of the mixer and knead for one minute.
Step Five: If the artist is adding glitter, add it at this stage and knead to combine it throughout the dough.