Kids can get the
ingredients measured, but parents may want to do the stirring over the
What you'll need:
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tsp. food coloring
2 tsp. oil
suggests: "We used white rice flour instead of regular flour and it came
out fairly good; so this could be made as a GF/CF product." Jon F.
What to do:
Show kids how to measure out the first three ingredients and let them stir
these together in a medium-sized saucepan.
Over medium heat, gradually stir in 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of food
coloring, and 2 teaspoons of oil.
Cook over medium heat, stirring continually, until the mixture forms into
a sticky, gooey ball. Keep stirring! The mixture will burn on the bottom
if you aren't careful.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Let the dough cool for 15-30 minutes before your kids play with it. Keep
the dough in an air-tight plastic bowl when not in use.