All Natural Play Clay Recipe c/o Family Fun:
Add color to this no-cook dough using ingredients from your kitchen, and you won't have to worry if some ends up in your toddler's mouth (though the taste probably won't be to her liking).
1 cup flour
3/8 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Natural dyes: Brown 3/8 cup plus one tablespoon hot water and 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
Fuchsia 3/8 cup hot beet juice (we used the liquid from a 15-ounce can of beets)
Orange 3/8 cup hot water and 1 tablespoon paprika
Yellow 3/8 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon turmeric
In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour and salt. Pour in the oil and your chosen natural dye, and stir well. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes. If the clay is too soft, add a bit more flour. Store the clay in airtight containers in the refrigerator.