Thursday, January 7, 2010

Play dough




My daughter's science teacher asked the students to bring in play dough for a project they will be working on in class.
She said it would be better if they made their own play dough with items they had in the kitchen. We found a great recipe on the internet, and colored the dough with food coloring.
It was lots of fun making the play dough, and I think I had more fun playing with it than my daughter did :P

This was very easy to make and the recipe is as follows:

step 1 Ingredients
Playdough is a classic childhood toy everyone can have fun with, and it's so easy to make at home you'll never buy that stinky store variety again.Basic ingredient ratios:*2 cups flour *2 cups warm water *1 cup salt *2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
*1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity…

step 2 Mix and heat
Mix all of the ingredients together, and stir over low heat. The dough will begin to thicken until it resembles mashed potatoes. When the dough pulls away from the sides and clumps in the center, as shown below, remove the pan from heat and allow the dough to cool enough to handle. IMPORTANT…

step 3 Knead & color
Turn the dough out onto a clean counter or silicone mat, and knead vigorously until it becomes silky-smooth. Divide the dough into balls for coloring. Make a divot in the center of the ball, and drop some food coloring1 in. Fold the dough over, working the food color through the body of the play dough…

step 4Play and store
Play with your playdough- I really don't need to help you there. It's entirely edible, if a bit salty, so it's kid-safe. When you're done store it in an air-tight container. If it begins to dry out, you can knead a bit of water in again to soften the dough back to useability.


We are supposed to get snow tonight. WOOHOO!!!
Wonder if school will be closed for tomorrow?
My daughter really won't get a break from school..the teachers made sure they gave out plenty of reports and projects that are due next week.
This weekend will be full of work for her :(

Peter Rabbit has pretty much taken up residency inside our home..he hasn't been outside in quite some time now..it is just too cold out there.
One spoiled bunny if you ask me!

Will report back on the snow details :)

Raggedystitches,

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    the play dough just reminds me the last week of school when I was in second grade my teacher made for us.

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