This was the best 25 cents I've ever spent! This book has recipes for homemade playdough and salt dough. The salt dough recipe alone has already paid for the book. (But, hey, it was only 25 cents). We have made salt dough and shapes (letters, numbers, flat ornaments) and baked them in the oven. You can paint the cooked salt dough. A great book which both my 3-year-old and I enjoy immensely.