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Make homemade glittering modeling clay for your children to play with.

Do not let children eat this dough (it is very salty, so they probably won't eat it, but you can never be sure).

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups salt
  • 6 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups water
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter (you'll need a lot)
In a big cooking pot, combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar.

Add the oil, water, and food coloring. Mix until there are no lumps and the color is uniform.

Heat the mixture on the stove (medium heat) while stirring constantly. Heat it until it forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan.
Let it cool, then knead the glitter into the clay (you'll have to use a lot of glitter). Work on a flat surface (like a kitchen counter). To add glitter, flatten out the clay with your hands and pour some glitter on it. Fold over the clay and knead it for a while. Repeat until the clay looks glittery.

When not in use, store the glitter clay in a plastic bag or plastic container.

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