I have personally made this recipe dozens of times and even if you just keep the Playdough in a Ziploc bag, it lasts for forever! There is no reason to buy the "real" stuff. - 1 cup flour - 1 cup water - 2 teaspoons cream of tartar - 1/3 cup salt - 1 tablespoon vegetable oil - Food coloring (Tip from me: To make for more even coloring, add the food coloring to the water before you add the water to the rest of the ingredients).
Cute gift idea: "Fill a plastic monogrammed cup with an assortment of drink packets. (this is a perfect gift for me!) You could even fill a coffee cup with a bag of fresh ground coffee or with those little flavored creamers.or a Tea cup with tea bags