Thursday, April 2, 2009


We made Bella and Sunshine Mountain playdough today! For one of my niece's Christmas presents we are making her a "Playdough of the Month" and for April we made her purple playdough and for Sunshine Mountain we made pink. The pink doesn't look so hot in the picture because Cameron was ripping it apart right before I took the picture. The picture doesn't show but we also gave Bella a egg shaped "playdough" (cookie) cutter too!
Here's the recipe we used. It works AWESOME!
1 c. flour
1/2 cup salt
1 T. cooking oil
1 T. cream of tartar (if you use a little more it turns out even smoother 1 1/4-1 1/2 T)
1 c. water
Food coloring of your choice
Add-ins of your choice (i.e. spices, extracts, glitter, etc.)
Stir ingredients together well. Just measure them into the saucepan you will be using to cook the dough, but mix them well before heating up the pan. Over medium heat cook the dough, stirring constantly until it forms a ball. When it starts to get dry looking, take it off the stove. Knead, knead, knead! It will be hot to the touch but keep trying to knead it.

It was great when Cameron wanted to make purple because we could practice mixing colors! This was a really fun lesson for him to see! We used red and blue food coloring. It was hard for Cameron to squirt an exact number of squirts in! He wanted to squirt it ALL in! It turned out great and he was so impressed how the red and blue turned purple! This was fun!

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