Could anything be more fun?
I remember when I was little my daycare leader would make huge batches of playdough in all different colors, break out the rolling pins and cookie cutters, and we'd be entertained for hours. Making your own dough is simple, quick, and cheap (not to mention completely non-toxic)!
I made a batch for Taylor and he (and my 22-year-old brother) had a blast making monsters, dinosaurs, snakes, and pretend pizzas.
Homemade Playdough Recipe
2 c. flour
1 c. salt
2 c. water
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
Food coloring (optional)
Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan; mix well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture gathers on stirring spoon and forms dough. Dump onto waxed paper until cool enough to handle and knead into a pliable mass. Store in covered container or plastic bag.
Make a batch or two for your little ones and let their imaginations run wild!