Have I ever told you that my mom has been a preschool teacher
for like 30 years?
Pretty much amazing to have that in the family when you have little ones.
She is always full of resources and activities...things she does with her classes,
and things she did with me growing up!
(and I cannot believe now I'm doing them with my own girl!)
one of the best:
(PS this is a GREAT rainy day/snow day/blazing hot day activity!)
what you need:
1 cup flour
1 cup water
2 tsp tartar
1/3 cup salt
1 T Veg Oil (I used canola)
and you might need a little princess or prince to help you....
(I just let her help me stir stuff before I turn the stove on!)
Mix the flour, tartar and salt all together in a large pot.
Add the water and oil.
Turn on stove to medium heat.
Add food coloring after it's all mixed up a little.
and stir and stir and stir.
(if you stop it will clump!)
it will eventually become kindof a ball
and start looking like playdough.
Then you know you are done!
*press into it and make sure it's not too soft though.
If it is keep it over the heat a little longer!*
drop the ball of dough onto foil to cool!
It's so pretty right?
I got a little crazy.
I decided it might be cool to add some glitter to one batch
(see the yellow below)
It turned out awesome, and needless to say my little princess LOVES it!
now, go have fun.
make lots and lots of hearts and stars. :)
I just store it in large Ziplocks, and it saves for a good while!
Happy Playdough making!