Today we decided to make homemade playdough. Here is the recipe out of the book I can Make a Rainbow by Marjorie Frank.
In a mixing bowl mix:
2 cups flour
2 cups salt
1/2 cup (or more) hot water (we had to use 1 cup)
1 tablespoon powered alum
Add a teaspoon of cooking oil and some food coloring if you want clored dough.
To let them harden let them dry for several days, or put them in 350oven for 3 hours.
You can keep leftover dough in the refrigerator in a platic bag.
The kids had great fun with this. Pretty soon we were sculpting snowmen, snakes, snowducks, a pod droid (star wars), snakes, pizza, all of the characters from Peep, etc...
I can Make a Rainbow has a lot of neat crafts and projects for kids from preschool through elementary. It is a really neat book.