What is most fascinating about the whole story is that it requires only two ingredients, and the kids can be entertained for hours - yes, hours I said.
It surely is an example of a messy play - so I would definitely recommend it to be one of the outdoor games.
All you need is to mix flour and oil in a ratio of 8:1 (for example - 8 cups of flour with 1 cup of oil) - small hands will be more than happy to help with that:
You will get a mixture similar to modeling clay, but with a different, silky texture and much easier for shaping.
Put in a few plastic toys (we used a playdough set) and in no time you will get some "delicious cookies and ice cream", as my girls called it:
The girls came up with the idea to add some water, "because they wanted to make pizza dough, just like dad does" so the amount of messiness kind of culminated:
But they were having fun the entire afternoon - so tell me, who can pay for it?