Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Homemade Playdough

Last night, Annika was carrying around the little rolling pin that Santa left in her stocking when she announced that she wanted to play with some playdough. Unfortunately, I didn't know where any was and was quite sure what we did have was long gone thanks to the drying out factor (and the fact that Annika ate some of the blue stuff - ick!). So, I decided we could whip up a batch for her to play with. Annika decided that she wanted pink playdough, so that's what we made. It was a roaring success and a fun project to do together.

We wore gloves while working in the pink food coloring

Annika was a very helpful kneader

After having Mommy roll the playdough into a ball, Annika decided to make it look like a loaf of focaccia bread. (Like how the playdough matches her sweatshirt??)

We used this recipe from the Amazing Moms website:

3 c Flour
1 1/2 c Salt
3 c Water
2 T Vegetable Oil
1 T Cream of tartar
Food coloring

Mix ALL of the ingredients in a large saucepan.
Cook over medium low heat, until the dough comes away from the edges of the pan and it becomes difficult to move the spoon. Remove from heat. Cool until it can be handled.
Place on counter or wax paper knead 3-4 times.
Store in an air tight container.

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