Chelsea's project for Ancient Egypt this week is to sculpt and paint a Canopic Jar. Since she had to make some dough anyway and we haven't made play dough in a long time (I think it was a Monday Morning Project last year) we made play dough. It is very easy and provides hours and sometimes days of fun. Christian did not get to play with it. he kept trying to eat the dough.
2 cups flour
2 cups salt
1 Tablespoon powered alum
1/2 C-1 C hot water
Mix all ingredients together adding water last.
To add color add a teaspoon of cooking oil and some food coloring.
You can let the dough dry for several days or put in a 250 oven for about three hours.