This will be a fun gift for your little one to make and give to friends (and keep some at home, of course!). Make two batches: one for red and one for white. Mix 2.5 cups water, 1 1/4 cups salt, 1.5 tablespoons (1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons) of cream of tartar and red food coloring (eyeball it to get the color you want). Cook on medium-low heat, stirring until hot. Add 5 tablespoons vegetable oil. Gradually stir in 2.5 cups of flour, and mix until dough pulls away from pan and is no longer sticky. Place dough on counter, let cool, then knead. To make the candy cane, place alternating colored balls in mason jars and tie with string!