News 8 Now Daily Holiday: National “Play-Doh” Day

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On September 16, we are celebrating a staple of playtime on News 8 Now This Morning… it’s National Play-Doh Day!

There are lots of toys that you can add to play-doh to make it more fun, or you can grab a tub and use your imagination.

If you’re looking for something else to do at home, we have a simple recipe for some DIY Play-Doh fun.

You will need –
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 cups lukewarm water
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil/coconut oil
Food coloring, optional
Quart sized bags


Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. Next add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, add in the the color now as well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat and then place inside a gallon sized bag or onto wax paper. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. If you’re adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags. Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it. Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn’t stain your hands. Once it’s all mixed together you’re ready to PLAY.