The girls and I made some homemade playing dough today. I remember making this as a kid (the recipe was in my Bluebird Handbook). They had fun getting their hands all gooey and shaping it up.
Here's the recipe:
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 cup of salt
1/8 cup water
Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Add desired food coloring to the water and then work it into the flour/salt mixture (this will take a lot of hand kneading - get messy!). You may need to add a bit more water - but be careful or it will get sticky.
*for marbled colors, add the food coloring directly to the mix
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here is Lucy playing with homemade dough in July of 2003