Here's how we made it:
1 cup flour
1 cut table salt
1/2 cup water * I used rosewater because it smells nice, but plain old tap water will work as well.
Food coloring or Koolaid powder (optional, you can also make things with the white clay, then paint when they are dry).
Dump the flour and salt into a big bowl. Add the water and mix until blended. Divvy up into portions and give each kid one to knead. Kneading will activate the gluten in the flour and make a smooth clay.
As you knead, add a few drops of food coloring to each ball. Use a different color for each. I used food color leftover from dying wool (it is actually Easter Egg dye).
|Adding food coloring.|
|Finished clay:5 minutes from ingredients to done!|
This can be used at other times of year, like to make these cute Mickey Mouse pumpkins for Halloween.