Wednesday, February 4, 2009

a day of purple playdough...

wednesdays are usually our "stay home & hang out" days...and the weather here is what i like to call FREEZING...so mommy (aka ME) had to get creative today and think of things to keep the girls busy!!!!! i know that all three of us will be really glad for some spring like weather so that we can hit the park again!

anyway, the recipe i have for homemade playdough is so easy...and requires most everything that you would have in your pantry...so we whipped up a batch...and the girls went to town creating some fun things!!!!! ella has been requesting purple to add to our already made pink...and i finally managed to avoid making a grayish looking blob today...and ended up with a perfect purple! this totally takes me back to my preschool days...the smell and feel of this dough is exactly that of what mrs. lawhon (my k-5 teacher) used to make!!!!!

here is the recipe if any of you are looking for something to do on a cold or rainy day!!!!!


all natural playdough

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons of oil
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
food coloring (to be added once everything is mixed while you are heating)
mix all ingredients together and add water slowly while stirring. heat on medium until dough forms a ball.







3 comments:

The Cascio Whirlwind said...

Does it stain your hands?? I can't remember from back in the day. I just know how messy Marybeth is, so I have to use FULL caution with all activities that she's involved in.

meredith said...

no...at least not with the pink & purple we have tried!!!! i think based on what you've seen of maddie...she could rival marybeth in the "messy" department...so you might be safe with this one! :)

The Davidsons said...

Little Jeff is really growing some hair now! Guess I ought to churn out those bows I promised. No pink, though. I SAW all those pink ones you gals already have. Goodness sakes!