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Fun Dough

Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 20 mins
Yield Makes about 2 1/2 cups nonedible dough
Kids will enjoy sculpting this dough. Use any color of food coloring paste to create a rainbow of gifts.


  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup warm water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • Food coloring paste

How to Make It

  1. Stir together 1/2 cup warm water and 1 tsp. vinegar.

  2. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Slowly stir in water mixture with a wooden spoon until a stiff dough forms, adding up to 1/4 cup more water, if necessary. Knead until smooth and workable. Divide dough into portions, and add desired amount of food coloring paste. Shape dough portions into blocks. Store in refrigerator in a zip-top plastic bag.