Thursday, October 20, 2011

Homemade Playdough

You may know that my Chewy loves Playdough.  Loves it.  She'll play with it for hours if I let her.

The other day at my MOPS meeting, our fabulous craft leader had the moms make playdough.  I didn't want to share my playdough, so I let the kids make some of their own yesterday afternoon.


Wanna make some playdough?  You don't even need kids to do this.  If you think you do...grab your own, some neighbor kids, some grandkids, or other kids you know.


Here's the recipe we used from www.cooks.com.

1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon alum (I didn't use with my kids because I didn't have it)
Food coloring
1/2 cup water

Mix first 4 ingredients well.  Add food coloring to water.  Gradually add small amount of water until mixture is consistency of bread dough.  Store in airtight container or plastic bag to last a long time.


And you know me....I never follow directions.  I put water in the bowls for the kids and then they stirred in the food coloring. Then we added the vegetable oil, flour, and salt.  I let them stir and finally they just mooshed it all together with their hands.  Good messy times.  We did have to add a little extra flour to Chewy's mix because her stuff was really sticky. 


And now some photos of my wee ones playing.  These are straight out of camera.  I only resaved them as a smaller file for quicker uploading to the web. 





We like to get messy and creative sometimes.  Here's a few links to other things I've done with my kiddos. Feel free to take a look!

Homemade Bubbles
Applesauce & Cinnamon Ornaments
Slime
Sun Catchers
Glitter Hair Gel
Cornstarch Clay

Do you have a favorite playdough recipe?  How about a favorite creative activity to do with the little ones?

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