Salt Dough

Items needed:
3/4 cup salt
3/4 cup non-self-rising flour
2 tsp powdered alum (look in the drugstore or grocery)
3/4 cup water
2 tblsp vegetable oil
food colouring

Mix salt, 1/2 cup flour, and alum in a saucepan.
Add water slowly, stirring to break up lumps.
place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is rubbery and difficult to stir. It should not be sticky when touched.
Add vegetable oil. Stir until blended.
Turn out onto a plate or aluminum foil. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
If more than one color is desired, divide mixture into portions and to each portion add a different color. Knead until color is blended.
Add up to 1/4 cup flour if clay is sticky.
Makes 1 1/2 cups

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