Sunday, February 15, 2009

this is how we play...

with play dough.
Today, my youngest daughter kept complaining that she was...'bored.' We decided to make a batch of homemade play dough.
I have a wonderful book, Clay Characters for Kids by Maureen Carlson. It has step by step instructions on how to create all kinds of fun things with clay.

Here's the recipe we used...
Play Dough
1 cup flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 Tbls. vegetable oil
food coloring

Combine flour, cream of tartar, and salt together in a saucepan. Then, combine water and vegetable oil in a small bowl. Slowly stir liquid into flour mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat until mixture pulls away from side of pan. When mixture is cool enough, divide into as many parts as you'd like and add food coloring. Knead until color is evenly distributed into dough. When finished, put into plastic bags to keep it fresh. Store at room temperature.

Here's what we created today...



How sad...It looks like this 'dude' had some bad plastic surgery!

My daughter did a much better job than me...
Well...I tried another one & it turned out much better than the first.

6 comments:

J. Leigh Designz said...

Hee, Hee! I made sure to write that recipe down!

littlepapoose said...

ooh! im gonna make us some play dough too! thanks for the recipe.

i love plum said...

very cute! you know i have a love/hate relationship with play doh...it sure does keep the kids happy though! xoxo

ElegantSnobbery said...

How cute!! I used to make homemade play dough for oldest daughter all the time... I bet she and her sister would love some play dough... thanks for posting that recipe. I think I'll make some this week!

littlepapoose said...

ok i made some! haha only i didnt do the exact ingredients...so imay have a second attempt later! i put a link to this post in my blog as well ;)
www.whimisical.blogspot.com

Sheri said...

Too cute! I love the witch!