So, here it goes! I'm a 30 - something domestic diva trying to live life to the fullest while maintaining my zen as a Martha Stewart at home, Betty Crocker in the kitchen, and Mary Poppins in the nursery! Oh, did I mention straight ROCKIN' a career while I'm at it?
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The kids are going CRAZY with how hot it has been. Playing outside isn't even an option, unless it is swimming which we do A LOT of at the subdivision pool.
I thought it would be fun to do a little craft today after summer camp!
So, here comes the homemade play-doh!
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
Here are the directions:
1. Combine all ingredients (except food coloring) in a medium-sized saucepan...
2. Stir over medium heat until smooth
3. Stir continuously until the dough balls (about 1-2 minutes). Remove from heat.
4. When dough is cool enough to handle, knead until smooth.
5. Form into a ball.
6. Divide into as many colors as you'd like to make. A single batch makes a good amount for four colors.
7. Add food coloring to the divided dough. Gel food coloring works quite well, but mine was a little dried out, so I used liquid as well.
8. Knead the food coloring into the dough. To protect your hands, wear plastic or rubber gloves.
9. Put the dough in separate containers. Toddler-sized containers are a good size, and i have also wrapped the colors individually in wax paper and stored in zip-lock baggies.
The kids loved this activity, and had a blast making different creations. It was a nice project that they could be a part of from beginning to end!