1/2 cup Salt
1/2 cup Hot water
1/4 cup Cold water
1/2 cup Cornstarch
Mix salt and hot water and heat to
boiling point. Stir cold water into cornstarch in a
small bowl. Add cornstarch mixture to boiling water.
Stir continuously to break up lumps. Cook over low heat,
stirring constantly, until mixture is like stiff pie
dough. Remove from heat, and turn out onto plate to
cool. When it is cool enough to handle knead until
smooth and pliable.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
When stored in an airtight container, the
"dough" will keep a long time without refrigeration.
3/4 cup flour (no self-rising)
1/2 cup salt
1 1/2 tsp. powdered alum
1 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
Combine flour, salt, and alum in a mixing
bowl. Add vegetable oil and boiling water. Stir until
well blended. Dough should not stick to the sides of the
bowl and should be cool enough to handle. Add food
coloring and knead into until the dough is the desired
Makes about 1 cup. Double the recipe for
large projects. For groups, mix several double recipes
rather then one large amount.
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