250 mL (1 cup) flour
75 mL (1/3 cup) warm water
60 mL (1/4 cup) salt
Food colouring (for coloured clay)
Mix the ingredients. (If the dough is too dry add more water.) Create a hand print or use a mould (something that you put the clay into to make a shape or form). You can also sculpt something from the clay using your hands or sculpting tools.
Once you are done, have an adult bake your clay creation at 65 C (150F) for 1-2 hours on a cookie sheet to harden it. Let the oven dry the clay completely. Once your creation has cooled, you can paint it.
This activity promotes kinesthetic (touch) development as well as shape manipulation.