Thursday, March 17, 2011

Play Dough Time

We made play dough!
I have been wanting to get Caleb some play dough for a while and then I decided it would be much more fun if we just made some.
Here is the recipe I used although I ended up adding a lot of flour and a little salt to make it not "gummy".  That's the great thing about this recipe just keep adding more flour or water until you have a good dough.

2 cups flour

2 cups warm water

1 cup salt

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)

food coloring (liquid, powder, or unsweetened drink mix)- I used liquid to make brighter colors

We mixed all the ingredients together...adding more flour and salt here and there.  I had a good, ready and willing helper.

Step 4 takes the longest-adding the food coloring and kneading the dough reallly good to get the color a good solid color.

Next I stuck it in the fridge for about 20 minutes to let it get good and set...and then it's time to play!

Caleb had a lot of fun...and for that matter, so did I!  I stuck the playdough in a tupperwear container when we were done and he can play with it over and over!  I am waiting for some lavender essential oil to show up in my mailbox so I can mix some of that in the dough...and then I will let Caleb play with it before bedtime in hopes of it relaxing him.....a mama can dream, right? ;-)

In other news, I found out yesterday that some of my etsy items were featured in a contest on!
Here is the link if you are interested in looking:
Scroll down under the photo of the kitchen and click on "See Vanessa's Picks for KellyAnn".
You will see my "EAT" letters, Black and White Peacock Teapot and Shabby Chic Platter.
I am still beside myself about it...very big news for this small town I am just waiting for the news that someone at hgtv made a huge mistake ;-)


Mary Catherine said...

congrats on the feature! It looks like the designer at HGTV really likes your art. After all, no other shop in that sequence got 3 items! :)

Michelle A'etonu said...

congrats for being on hgtv!!! awesome! i'll have to make the play dough when my daughter is old enough. you might have this already, but i left an award for you on my blog!

Mommy Head said...

How very fun! I am definitely pinning this post on the Family Fun Friday pinterest page! Congrats.

Love what you did with the pictures. BTW, I am putting together a holiday gift guide if you would like to participate. Check out for more info.

Thanks for linking up with Frontline Moms and Mommy Head Advenures for Family Fun Friday.