Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cold day entertainment!

Today's project was playdough! 
I am a big fan of homemade play dough simply because of the fact that I know exactly what's going into it and Noah likes to "taste" it, plus it will keep him entertained for hours!!



You'll need:
 2 cups flour
2 cups water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegtable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tatar(optional for elasticity)

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat

This is what it should look like

Continually stir (watch the kiddos carefully around the heat! I only allowed this for picture purposes! ;-)
Then it will eventually look like this:


It will look like mashed potatoes!
Take off the heat and put on a cool surface to let it cool (I put ours on a cutting board)

Let it cool
When it is cool to the touch, knead it until it is silky smooth


If you want to color your playdough break into 4 balls and put a whole in the center to drop food coloring into them
 Drop 5 or 6 drops of coloring into the dough and knead them until the coloring is incorporated into it!


And thats it!

show it off Noah!

Thats was SIMPLE!

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4 comments:

  1. He is adorable! We made play-doh cookies earlier this week didn't love the way they tasted, but my son & niece loved them.

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  2. I need to save this! What a fun project.

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  3. So fun! I've never made homemade playdough, but we play with it every week at church on Wednesday nights:)

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  4. Cool! Thanks! I have to try this with The Gremlin. He LOVES play doh but it all ends up brown in the end and I am so sick of buying new colors. lol

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