In sharing with you some of the things that my family (I should say my BOYS) enjoys to make for keeping and giving, is play dough. They will play with this stuff all day long. I give them a table cloth on the table and a plastic spoon and some cookie cutters and they are set! I don’t have to be afraid that if this falls on the floor that my baby will eat it. Because if it does end up on the floor, it will not hurt him. All ingredients are baking ingredients that won’t hurt him.
So here is the recipe. And don’t be afraid to let your kids help you!
- 2 C. Water
- 1 C. Salt
- 4 tsp. cream of tartar
- 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 C. flour
For coloring: use a packet of koolaid (this also smells really good!)
In a large pot, begin with water, koolaid, oil, salt and cream of tartar. When mixture is warm, add flour and mix well. This may be slightly lumpy- but keep stirring until it forms a ball and pulls away from the sides. Remove from pan and let cool.
This is fun to play with while it is warm too, especially on a cold day! Store in an airtight container. Will keep for a long time!
Like I said this is great to give as gifts to kids.
Here is a Spring Idea for you: Take the bags that you use to pump frosting on to decorate cakes with ( you know the cone shaped bags), and fill with some orange play dough. Tie off the top with a green piece of fabric or ribbon. Cut off access bag. This makes a very cute looking carrot!