2. The colors turn out so pretty and can be completely custom.
3. It's Science.
I would say it's less expensive, but store bought play-dough is not very pricey at all. Still, I love to make it at home for the fun of it.
1 C. Flour
1 C. Water
1/2 C. Salt
1 t. Vegetable Oil
1/2 t. Cream of Tarter
food coloring, or unsweetened kool-aid for color
Combine all ingredients except for food coloring in sauce pan and cook over medium heat until it holds together. Keep mixing or it will stick to the bottom of the pan. When the mixture is cool enough to touch, knead it on a floured surface, divide it into smaller balls, and add a different shade of food coloring to each ball. Store in an airtight container.We made up a batch Friday after we ran out of the model magic. Derek and his buddies played with it for about 15 min. Fortunately, Allison and Candice showed up and made it worth my time to make it. They created bunnies and ladybugs, and were excited that they could keep their creations.