Play dough is a great holiday activity, you can make custom colors depending on the holiday and use different tools as well. I got this play-dough recipe from a cook off I had a few months back, it was one of the very best and keeps forever in the fridge in a sealed bag.
1. Gather your recipe :
2 cups bisquick
1 cup salt
2 cups water
1 TBSP cream of tartar or alum
1 TBSP oil
Put everything in a microwave safe bowl, cook on high for 3 minutes. Stir and scrape the sides then cook for another 2 minutes.
2. Knead while hot, and be careful it will be very very hot.
3. Divide your dough into 3 parts, add red and blue coloring.
4. Add some star cookie cutters and you are all set for some patriotic play!