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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Homemade Play dough

I love making stuff with my kiddos, although lately we haven't done much. We Justin painted both of the kid's rooms and we moved Reagan to the bigger bedroom, since Jonathan will be going to his dad's house in Texas for the school year. (He leaves in 2 weeks :( and I am sad) Her room looks like a twister hit it, I'm hoping to have everything organized in a couple days.
I am also getting the house ready for my sister's visit in August....but in between all the laundry, rearranging and cleaning I squeezed a project in with the little ones.

I thought it was fun and I'm certain Reagan enjoyed it much more than Jonathan.
I let them choose what colors they wanted to make.

Reagan is working hard on her pink snowman.

She wanted me to take a picture of it.

Have fun with your kids today!


1 C Flour
1 C Water
1/4 C Salt
1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Cream of Tarter
Food Coloring


Mix together all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook over low/medium heat, stirring. Once it begins to thicken, add the food coloring. Continue stirring until the mixture is much thicker and begins to gather around the spoon.
Remove the dough onto wax paper or a plate to cool.

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Anonymous said...

I remember making playdough Christmas ornaments with my children. What fun!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh this is such a great and fun tutorial! Everyone loves play dough!
Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party! It is live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come on over and join in!

NanaDiana said...

What fun memories this brought back. I haven't made this since my kids were little...time to make some for the grandkids! Love it- xo Diana

Kim said...

Great idea Michele. I remember doing this as a kid. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Cottage Dreaming said...

what a great and fun idea!

chateau chic said...

What's more fun than play dough when you're a kid? You're making great memories with your children!
Mary Alice

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Oh I remember those PlayDoh days when my kids were little!
Still one of my most favorite smells.... Play Doh!

Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I am going to pass it on to some of my friends with little ones!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Michele!
I'm so very glad you left a comment on my blog because I had lost you from my bloglist. I've always loved your blog, so now I get to read all of your posts I have missed:) I'll be adding your blog to my bloglist!
Have a great day!
PS. I remember those days with playdough and how it always got in the carpet:)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

How cool!!! Now you have me wanting to make play dough :)