Looks nice on our red kitchen bench...
Fresh batch of play dough made with extra corn flour and "cooked" so it's really smooth and soft! Lots of fun. Cheap too...
1/2 cup Cornflour
1/2 cup Salt
1 cup White wheat flour
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
2 tbsp Oil
1 cup Water
1 tsp Food Colour
Mix all together. The amount of water you will need will depend on how humid it is in your part of the world. I tend to add lots of water, so it is like a thick soup. I then microwave it for 30 secs, then stir, then microwave again. I then knead extra flour in, till its the right consistency. Dont expect it to be perfect first batch. I have had hard and crumbly mixes before, but the more you do it, the more you will get the consistency the way you like it!
You can add essential oils for lovely smells. Perhaps you could make some pretty colours too...and give as a gift to an adult, for some therapeutic fun!