You Will Need:
1 cup salt
1 cup flour
2 cups water with food coloring
2 tablespoons oil
Optional: add 2 teaspoons cream of tartar to make dough last longer
Airtight container for storage
Have your child measure and mix dry ingredients in a saucepan and stir well. Slowly add water and stir well. Then, you can cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly. When it has formed a lump, put it on the tray to cool. After it is cool, invite your child to play with it while you are cooking dinner.
Let your child choose the color of the food coloring. You may need to help your child measure ingredients. While mixing them, talk about the changes you see. While your child is playing with the dough, ask him what he is making. Store the dough in the refrigerator.