Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Indoor Winter Fun #1 : Playdough

 During the winter months it can be a challenge to keep little toddlers occupied when it is hard to go outside because of the cold.  So, the other day I thought it would be fun to try and make play dough.  It was lots of fun and the children loved it! :)
 
You will need:
 
2 c. flour
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. cream of tarter
2 c. water
1 c. salt
food coloring
 
In a saucepan stir together the salt, cream of tarter and flour.
 
Pour in the water and oil.
 
At first it will be very runny, but keep cooking over medium heat and it will thicken and form a ball.
 
Remove from pan. Careful, it will be hot. knead a few times to make sure it's mixed all the way.
 
Divide the dough and add different food colorings.
 
Get out some cookie cutters, etc and let the children have fun! :) Abigail loves playing with play dough!
 
Mess level:  Medium :)

2 comments:

Emily said...

Making play dough has been on my list of ideas to try, but we haven't gotten to it yet. Looks like you really had fun! Maybe we'll get to it this week.

Amy said...

Neat! I bet the boys would enjoy this. =)