Last week it rained every single cotton-pickin' day! We had a blanket fort day, a movie day, a day at Science City, a catch up on our reading day.....and as the walls started closing in around us, and the boys were crawling up them, I was desperate for something to keep their little hands busy!
Someone suggested playing with play-dough, but I had long ago tossed it into the trash after scrapping it out of the carpet...but I did have the ingredients on hand to make it.
So, here it is.....no guarantee that it won't stick to your carpet, but it is natural, and non-toxic!
Mix the following ingredients in a pot over low heat ( recipe makes 1 lb) :
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 TBSP vegetable oil
1-1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Stir, it won't take long
before it starts to clump
dough is ready when it rolls into a ball
store playdough in Ziploc bags in the fridge
Use waxed paper and hold it down
with painters tape for a non-stick work surface.
I set out a bowl of plastic cutlery, cookie cutters, a rolling pin, and they had a blast!