Kids love to play with modeling clay -- whether they're sculpting it, pounding it, or throwing it. Replenish their supply with this colorful clay that's fun to make.
Ingredients: 1 cup flour; 1/2 cup salt; 2 teaspoons cream of tartar; 1 teaspoon cooking oil; food coloring
In a heavy saucepan, combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Add oil, 1 cup water, and food coloring as desired. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture pulls away from sides of pan. Remove from heat, and let cool 1 minute. Transfer to a work surface, and knead until smooth. Store in an airtight container; it will keep for several weeks.
Note: This clay is not for children under 1 year of age; due to its high salt content, children should be discouraged from consuming it.