1 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups flour
2 cups cold water
2 Tbsp cooking oil
1-2 drops almond, vanilla, or peppermint extract (optional, for fragrance only)
In a large pot, mix dry ingredients, then add water. Add oil, any extract if desired, and food coloring. Over low heat, constantly stir the mixture until the dough forms a ball. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface or parchment paper.
Store play dough in a plastic baggie.