“Plastic Play Dough,” Friend, Jan. 2006, 19
This dough will dry to a hard, plastic-like consistency. You can make beads, animals, paperweights, or any other treasure that you want to last.
1/4 cup white glue
1/4 cup water
10 drops food coloring of your choice
1/4 cup flour
1 cup cornstarch
Cover the work area with waxed paper or a plastic tablecloth.
In a medium bowl, mix together the glue, water, and food coloring.
Mix the flour and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Then add to the wet mixture and mix until a stiff dough forms. (If you live in a humid climate, you may need to use less cornstarch.)
Remove the dough from the bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface for 1 minute.
Mold the dough into shapes. If the dough becomes too dry, wet your hands. When you are finished with your creation, let it finish air-drying until thoroughly dry and hard. Drying time varies according to the size and thickness of the object.