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Home-Made Clay
by Sue Anne Miller

Modeling Clay

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups salt
  • 1 cup water
  • a few drops food coloring
Mix all ingreidents in a large bowl. If it's too sticky, add more flour. If too dry, add more water.

This dough can be used like clay. Give each child an amount of dough on a paper plate, then child can mold it into shapes or objects.

It will dry hard if left alone overnight. Store leftover dough in an air tight container.

Homemade Play Dough

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons alum or cream of tarter
  • 1 cup of salt
  • food coloring

Mix all dry ingredients in a large saucepan. Add food coloring to water, then add water and oil to dry mixture.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it reaches the consistency of stiff mashed potatoes.

Remove from heat, and knead. Store in airtight container, or Ziploc bag.

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