. . . and finally ended up as this rubbery, squishy, moldable but oozing pile of awesome! They loved it - the little one doesn't speak much English, but he played with it for nearly an hour.
**UPDATE** As of 12/29/11, our gross play dough is just as fresh as ever - thought it has now melded into one solid grayish-purple color. This has in no way decreased the level of enjoyment my children derive from it.
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