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 though...you 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 HGTV.com!
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.