Enough for three or four colours
2 cups plain flour
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 cup salt
Put all of the ingredients except the colouring in a pan and stir over a low heat. It will go from liquid, to clumpy to a single mass of dough that’s coming away from the sides of the pan.
When it’s cooled a bit, cut it into as many pieces as you want colours. Add the colouring a few drops at a time and kneed in. It takes quite a lot of colouring to get a strong colour. Give it a minute or two to dry before you play with it, or the colouring might rub off on your table. We did pink, green and yellow and made snakes, dogs and brothers.