Use a knife to cut off the yellow petals from each dandelion, discarding the stems.
Set aside 2-3 tablespoons of dandelion petals (optional), then pour the water into a blender and add the remaining dandelions. Run the blender for 20-30 seconds, until most of the dandelions have been pulverized and the water has turned yellow.
Combine the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a medium wok. If you have set aside some of the chopped dandelions, mix those in as well.
Add water and vegetable oil and stir until combined.
Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes a ball of dough that no longer sticks to the sides of the wok. This should take no more than 5 minutes.
Set the play dough aside to cool. Once it’s cool enough, knead it with your hands until smooth. Then, give it to your child to play with!
We like to set aside some of the chopped dandelions for aesthetic reasons, because it means that the finished play dough will have larger pieces of dandelion in it. Feel free to simply blend them all up with the water instead.
Keyword dandelions, play dough, sensory play, summer