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#1: Gather the Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic baking soda
  • 2 cups organic cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • natural food colorants

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#2: Mix and Stir

Over medium heat, add the baking soda and cornstarch to a medium-sized saucepan. Slowly add the cold water and start to stir. Be patient, it takes about 10 minutes to get the consistency that is required — which is close to the consistency of mashed potatoes.

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#3: Remove and Cool

Dump the mixture onto a counter top, cover with a damp towel and let the mixture cool enough that you can knead it.

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#4: Knead and Color

When the mixture is cool enough, knead it until you have the desired consistency. Divide the dough ball and add a few drops of natural food colorant and continue to knead until well mixed.

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#5: Shape and Play

Roll the dough balls into a thick log and give to your children to enjoy for hours to come!