January can be a challenging month for all parents as colder weather and shorter days are here, which means kids spend a lot more time inside leading to boredom and excess energy. One activity that seems to be universally loved by children both young and old is playing with salt dough or clay. My daughters age 8 and 10 will still spend hours creating an entire bakery full of treats when I pull out our play dough bin. The following video provides an easy step by step guide for making your own dough at home. Not only is this cheaper than buying it at the store, you can customize your dough with fun colors and scents. As an added bonus, kneading the dough is a great way to use up some kid energy, or as a stress reduction tool for mom and dad.