Making homemade play dough is such a wonderful tactile experience. I made play dough with my 2 year old and she loved pouring and stirring and definitely liked adding the color. After we played with ours we made a kit for our friends two year birthday. Him and his mom had a great time with it the next day when it poured rain...
To make your own play dough, mix the following ingredients in a medium bowl:
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
Separate into 4 equal parts and add food dye of any color. Massage color into dough well before letting the kids play with it.
I found that playing with it on a smooth surface like wax paper was the easiest to clean.
To make the kit we placed all of the dry ingredients in a zip lock baggie. Then provided 4 baggies that had the coloring in them. All they had to do was add water to baggie with the dry mix, then separate into each color baggie to make it fun!!!
I wish you enough dough :) !!!