You can certainly buy the technicolor stuff from the store, but creating your own play dough is simple and fun. Plus, the kids really get two activities—making and playing with the dough. Follow these basic instructions to make enough play dough for two different colors or double the recipe to have play dough on hand for multiple children to use.
Caitlin Murray Giles is a full-time mother of three and part-time freelance writer living in Wicker Park.
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