Thursday, September 18, 2008

Homemade Playdough

School is officially underway here; Braydon started Half-Day Kindergarten this year, and while he loves school, it's been hard on Ashlee. She cries daily; she misses her big brother that much! Each day we walk B to school, she brings along her backpack, hoping she's going to sneak in with him, and each day it's tears the whole way home.

Today, I decided to do something fun with Ashlee while B was school--we made playdough! It's such an easy activity, but one that kids can help make, and enjoy the results!

Here's the recipe I follow:

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
2 T. Cream of Tartar
1T. oil

Mix all ingredients in saucepan, over medium heat. Keep stirring until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat to parchment paper, and knead in food coloring.

We doubled the recipe, and divided into four balls, and Ashlee picked the colors, so we have electric blue, yellow, pink/purple, and just purple.

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