If you would like to color your dough. Add a few tablespoons of water to a small bowl. Add in several drops of food coloring. Once the water is the color you desire, stir it into the flour. It will be pale, but the color will enhance in the next step.
If you would like to add essential oils, add a couple drops of your favorite scents now.
Dump in the oil to the center and mix together with your hands until it is evenly distributed and the flour sticks together when you squeeze it. Add more oil if needed to get the correct consistency.
Give the kids molds, scoops, and more and let them enjoy.
This can be stored for a couple weeks in an airtight container before drying out.
Use Corn Flour or other gluten free flours if your child has a gluten intolerance. I have also heard that you can make this using playground sand and oil (however I have not personally tried it)
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