Items needed: a round pie plate with heavy duty tin foil, a small glass bottle, lots of newspaper and paper toweling, and coarse sand for that earthy look. This play dough recipe worked great when shaped around a glass bottle to look like a volcano.
Homemade Play Dough Recipe
2 cups Flour 1 cup Salt
2 tbl. Vegetable Oil 2 cups water
4 tsp. cream of tartar
Pour all ingredients into a large pot. Stir constantly over medium heat until a dough ball forms. Knead dough until the texture matches play dough (1-2 minutes). Store in a zip lock bag or plastic container.
Insert a funnel into the glass bottle and pour in 3 tablespoons of Baking Soda. Mix 6 drops of dish soap and 4 drops of red and yellow food coloring to 2 cups of vinegar.
The grandkids played for hours with their volcanos and eventually used an entire gallon of vinegar. Total cost for this project was less than a few dollars, but time spent was priceless.