Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rainy Day Playdough

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 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


Food coloring


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!

Take that rainy day!




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