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  • 2 Cups flour, plus a bit more for kneading
  • 1/2 Cup salt
  • 1 Tablespoon alum
  • 1 3/4 Cups boiling water
  • 2 Tablespoons salad or vegetable oil
  • food colouring (use lots!)


  • 1. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl
  • 2. In a glass or metal bowl, mix alum, boiled water, oil, and food colouring
  • 3. Add liquid to flour/salt mix and stir until slightly cool
  • 4. Remove mixture from bowl and knead well , adding more flour until no longer sticky
  • 5. The kids enjoyed playing with it while it was still warm, just make sure it's not too hot before you give it to them
  • 6. Store in an air-tight container when not in use

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