I needed to make a smaller quantity of this, so I used just 2 cups flour, 2 tbsps. oil, 1/4 cup salt, 4 tbsps. water and green food colour. When I was almost done with making this, I realised I could add some cocoa powder to this, to give it a dual colour effect. So, I added 1 tbsp. cocoa powder and continued to knead until I had a green-brown ball in my palm. Looked a little funny, but I still like the idea of using up my cocoa powder that is way past its expiry date in this way instead of feeding it to the bin. I think one could make this using different colour combinations like red and yellow, green and yellow, blue and yellow, etc. for some added colour. Also, as a suggestion, one could use Kool-aid instead of cocoa powder for yet another dual colour effect.
I do not know what I am doing wrong with this recipe. I tried to make it twice and both times the dough was way too crumbly when made as directed. After I added quite a bit more oil and water, it was a pliable consistency and it did work out... I may try it one more time. Maybe third time's a charm?!
anything that outlasts my son gets my vote. Thanks!