My two sons enjoy doing this homemade play dough and they are having good time in shaping different kinds of things out of their imagination. This is the simple one and I have not try the one which need some cooking. The dough dry out easily if let outside for some time. But it is good to play with and it is safe for their two little hands.
1/4 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/4 cup water
Have your child mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add water. Knead and squeeze the dough to make a clay consistency. You may need to add more water. Note: This dough doesn't last as long as the cooked recipes.