Monday, March 1, 2010

Homemade Play Dough

I have a new blogging friend who happens to be one of my husband's co-workers. She is a fabulous photographer and also a mom of boys. She referred my to this blog, Little Hands, Big Work (by a home schooling mom of boys) and I got the idea and recipe from the blog to make homemade play dough. Thanks CG!!! My boys love play dough and were so excited to help me make our own. It was so easy and the results were great, soft, not-too-messy dough, that made for lots of fun. The boys played for nearly 40 minutes with it at the kitchen counter and played with it while I made dinner that night too. I must admit, I was quite happy it kept them occupied for so long. We used some real cookie cutters and my potato masher to make it even more fun. I will be posting more pictures here. Here's the recipe:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 Tablespoons Cream of Tarter
1 cup boiling water
1 Tablespoon oil
1 packet of Kool-Aid (I used food coloring)

Mix the dry, add wet, and cook on medium heat in a pan until it firms up into a ball. Let cool (though it is fun to roll it around when its warm). Knead and play!

Mixing in the food coloring...use baggies to protect your hands....

Excited about the creation.

Enjoying the play dough....a lot!

1 comment:

  1. I made this exact receipe for my first grade students a few years back. They loved it; and it was a great "free-time" art activity for them. P.S. your boys are adorable!