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Cooking up homemade play clay is fun, easy

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Are you searching for an economic alternative to commercially made play clay? Look no further!

Cook up a batch in minutes using everyday ingredients from your pantry. Store in plastic containers with lids, such as large, recycled yogurt or margarine tubs. If you make the recipe in several colors, let the kids decorate the containers with labels and designs to identify the contents. Set them in a basket together with cookie cutters and other modeling supplies to have on hand any time of day.

Here's what you'll need:

1 cup white flour

1/4 cup salt

1 cup water

1 tablespoon cream of tartar

2 tablespoons cooking oil

food coloring (a different color for each batch)

medium saucepan

Here's the fun:

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. After several minutes the gooey mixture will eventually form a ball. Remove from the pan. Cool. You and your child can knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. Store in airtight containers when not in use.

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