Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Playdough

I intentionally did not make play dough at the first of the month because I wanted to focus on the season of Lent and simplicity. 
This did not mean the kidlets didn't mind. 
DOS was constantly asking for play dough! 
I throw away each batch at the end of the month so there really wasn't any play dough around.

So this morning, I began making the batches of play dough for Spring!


I made the carrot tops from Green Pipe Cleaners

UNO played with the orange one for about an hour!

Robin Egg Blue with a Paper Bag Nest

DOS with her Garden

Homemade Playdough
1 c. flour
1/2 cup salt
1 T. cooking oil
1 T. cream of tartar
1 c. water
Food coloring of your choice
Add-ins of your choice (i.e. spices, extracts, glitter, etc.)
Stir ingredients together well.  Just measure them into the saucepan you will be using to cook the dough, but mix them well before heating up the pan.  Over medium heat cook the dough, stirring constantly until it forms a ball.  (NOTE:  When it starts to pull away from the sides somewhat and clump together and most of the "wet-looking" parts look dry, it's ready to remove from the pan.)  Turn dough onto a board (or the countertop) and knead until very smooth.

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