1/30/13

making play dough

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josh collage

Sometimes, the winter wind whips around your yard and sometimes the chill in the air keeps you inside. On these days we turn to our imagination. We turn to our creativeness. And sometimes, we turn to some old recipes. I have used this play dough recipe since Jonas was a tiny two year old. His teacher from the "toddler two program" passed it along to me and I still tuck the original copy in with my recipes.

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Food coloring by drops

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a pan. Cook over low heat, stirring until a ball forms.
2. Add food coloring and mix thoroughly until desired color.
3. Knead dough for five minutes. Store in an air tight container.

**Sometimes we add a few extra goodies in with our play dough. Glitter and a couple drops of vanilla are our favorites. Durning the holidays we mix in a couple drops of peppermint.

Can you guess who dressed Jessica? These days I have no say in what she wears. And even if I do dress her, she just changes in another outfit. Last night she tried on four pairs of pajamas before settling on the right one.

5 comments:

  1. I love her outfit! My daughter is the same way. I have chosen to not fight that battle because I probably won't win it! Ha!

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  2. I love her outfit! My daughter is the same way. I have chosen to not fight that battle because I probably won't win it! Ha!

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  3. i just saw a tutorial for naturally dyed play dough on dear olive and it convinced me (with it being the dead of winter and all) that pretty soon here, i should put all those "homemade dough" pins to the test. i've made some before but didn't like the consistency all that much. i should try yours because it looks perfectly soft. love the idea of adding vanilla, i'll have to try that too!

    i can't believe jess is dressing herself. that is definitely not something natalie quite understands yet but i can't wait until she does. it's cute to think that the outfit jess is wearing manifests her personality in some way.

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  4. Your children are so beautiful! We made playdough last year but it's dried out by now. I need to put this on our activity list again.

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  5. Yayyy homemade playdough! I recently pinned some gluten-free playdough in case we have kids with celiac disease, I hope it works as well should we ever have children!

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