My go-to playdough recipe! It lasts for months in a ziplock, feels fantastic too. Best of all its cheap to make and all the ingredients can be purchased with EBT.
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 salt
1/3 oil (cooking or baby oil)
1 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar
Food coloring (you can use kool-aid too)
In a big pot begin to heat your water to a boil. Then turn on low add everything but your color and stir, stir, stir. It should be smooth and pulling away from the pot into a big ball. Turn off heat and flip onto a cookie sheet or wax paper. When touchable separate into balls and place in zip locks with food coloring. Zip the top removing the air and get the little ones busy squishing it through. When all the color is mixed through its play time!
I usually double my batch for 2 -3 kids. Happy playing!