Kids like to make this dough themselves. Tackle this activity on a day you feel energetic during your co-op shift because you'll have some cleaning up to do afterward. It's worth it, though, because playing with homemade salt dough keeps kids busy for a long time.
4 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 1/2 c. water
Combine ingredients in a bowl. Knead until it is smooth and not sticky. Make items such as beads, cookie cutter cutouts, and Christmas ornaments. Place the molded objects on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the dough is dry but not brown. Then paint with craft paints or felt-tip pens. Cover with shellac for a more permanent finish.