I decided play dough was in order to make it through the day. I made this recipe and the "nestlings" spent hours playing with it.
In cooking pan measure:
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 pkgs unsweetened Kool-aid
3 Tbsp. oil
2 cups boiling water
Cook until mixture pulls away from the pot, lumps together and is thick like mashed potatoes.
Cool then, when completely cool, put in zip lock bag.
Miss "A" and her friend made all kinds of things with it. I placed an order for cinnamon rolls and they got busy making them.
The little boys did their own thing, cutting, rolling, and shaping.
I could kiss whoever invented play dough right now.