Play dough is a great holiday activity, you can make custom colors depending on the holiday and use different tools as well. I got this play-dough recipe from a cook off I had a few months back, it was one of the very best and keeps forever in the fridge in a sealed bag. 1. Gather your recipe : 2 cups bisquick 1 cup salt 2 cups water 1 TBSP cream of tartar or alum 1 TBSP oil Food coloring Put everything in a microwave safe bowl, cook on high for 3 minutes. Stir and scrape the sides then cook for another 2 minutes. 2. Knead while hot, and be careful it will be very very hot. 3. Divide your dough into 3 parts, add red and blue coloring. 4. Add some star cookie cutters and you are all set for some patriotic play!