1/2 C. salt
1 C. hot water with food coloring
1 C. flour
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1 Tbsp. oil
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until it makes one large clump and pulls away from the sides. Take out and knead for one minute –be careful, it will be hot! Food flavoring can also be added (peppermint, for example, creates a unique scent at Christmas time). Store in an airtight container. Creatively wrapped, this makes an excellent Christmas gift for your kids’ friends.