Monday, January 19, 2009

Mommy Monday

An activity that my children never tire of: PLAY DOUGH.

Play dough around here is a staple pasttime. We play with it almost every day, sometimes for hours. They are playing with it right this very minute - graciously allowing me to blog about. Sweethearts.
We make a new batch every month or so, mostly because it ends up getting stuffed inside toy trucks, bicycle treads and shoes. Not to mention the bits of rocks, dirt, grass and feathers that routinely decorate their creations. However, this recipe should last about six months if kept clean, dry and well packaged between uses.

Heat:

1 cup of water
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. cream of tartar (this is what acts as the preservative)
food coloring or dry Tempera paint

You don't have to boil it - just heat it through so the salt dissolves a bit.

Then add one cup of flour and STIR. It should look like this:


Then you

Tip:

Don't forget

Finally -

Enjoy -

14 comments:

JustRandi said...

You are such a great mom! Those boys look like they're having a great time!!

Lara said...

Thanks for the recipe. I should try it sometime.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

So I lost my patience with the clean up at some point and tossed all play-doh and Moon Sand (Satan's favorite toy) into the garbage. When I decide to test my sanity again, I'll try your recipe. :)

Annette Lyon said...

We're exiting the play dough stage in our house. Years ago, I thought that would be a happy thing (no more mess on the floor, for starters). But it's kinda sad.

Mommadj5 said...

Wow - Mr. Squishy is looking so much like LP lately! Yikes! Love, love, love....

Rachel H said...

The kissing step is my favorite!

Pam said...

I wish I was a good mom like you. I am thinking I need to take a class on how to be a fun mom from you.

wonder woman said...

excellent. I've wondered where to find this recipe. (Guess I'm too lazy too google it!) now I just need some cream of tartar!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

LOVE it. Play dough reigns supreme in our house too. The one problem I have is that my son likes to pretend to "cook" the play dough in our warming oven. Have you ever baked commercial play dough? I wouldn't recommend it. :)

Glad that you enjoyed the award yesterday. It was sent your way from very sincere admirers and is ALWAYS a good reason to buy a dress...fancy or otherwise...or maybe just clothes in general.

-Francesca

Megan, Peter, and Benjamin said...

Sweet!! Thanks for the recipe!! I have been looking for a recipe that I know works. I will have to use that soon....the video games have got to be turned off!! Thanks again!

Deb said...

I love it...home-made play dough rocks. I used to do this with my mom, back in the days before cable, VCR's, and the internet.

Erin said...

How cute! I've never made play doh. I don't even know what tempura paint is. I guess I need to stroll through the craft section at Wal-Mart more often!

Debbie said...

You cannot beat playdough. Ever.

The Watsons said...

Yea Becky! I'm making play-doh TODAY.