Using the recipe my mom always used (you can find it here), I whipped up some dough in a few minutes.
|"this doesn't taste good, mommy"|
I loved seeing her reaction, poking it, and trying to eat it. I showed her how to stamp the dough with some of her wooden blocks (and discovered the letters in her name are perfect for making mirror images and a readable impression).
I am keeping the dough in an air-tight container, and it is still soft weeks later. Every now and then Kate will bring it to me and say 'open?' and play with it a bit.
What a great, cheap, easy way to entertain a toddler!