Easy Homemade Play Dough

What you need:

•1 cup flour

•½ cup salt

•1 cup water

•1 tablespoon cooking oil

•food coloring or tempera

Optional: 1 tablespoon cream of tartar or alum

(Cream of tartar gives the play dough a silky texture. Alum is a preservative that will allow your play dough to be kept longer.)

What you do:

Mix all of the solids in a bowl. Mix all of the liquids in a sauce pan. Add the solid mixture to the pan and cook over medium heat until the mixture becomes thick like clay. Let it cool, and it’s ready to use. Store in an air tight container. Try adding glitter or sand for texture.