In a bowl . . .
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tbsp cooking oil
3/4 cup water
1. Mix flour and salt together in a bowl.
2. Add oil to the water.
3. Pour the water mixture over the flour, kneading w/ hands until it becomes soft and doughy. If it's sticky, add a little more flour. If it's dry, add a little more water. You should be able to form things from it when and they'll keep their shape when it's the right consistency.
This dough does not need cooking.
In a air tight baggie or container, it will remain pliable to complete projects.
I came across a second recipe that we used when Big was in 4th grade .....
3 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 tablespoon of cream of tarter
1 ½ cups water
Same as above .... If too sticky or grainy that means there is too much salt, so add flour until it feels like play-doh. Be patient. You have to work with it!