It’s always fun to remember some of the things my kids and I made together. One thing that I highly recommend making with your kid is homemade play dough. I got a great recipe handed down to me. I know that you can go out and buy the real stuff but it just isn’t as fun!! Think about it this way. You actually will be able to entertain the kids on the day you make it as well as for the next few days. This play dough lasts a pretty long time if kept in an air tight container. So here goes:
Play Dough Recipe
You will need a: saucepan, spoon, and ingredients
1 cup flour 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 cup water 1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 cup salt and a few drops of food coloring
Mix these ingredients in the saucepan and cook on high while stirring constantly. When the play dough reaches the correct consistency remove it from the heat and let it cool.
You can add the coloring after it is cool if you want ( just gets a bit messy though). Store the play dough in plastic bags and it can go in the fridge. Unfortunately you can only make one batch at a time for your kids. The recipe doesn’t work well if doubled.
Now get ready for fun! I liked to use a plastic cutting board to keep the mess somewhat controlled. Let the kids make what ever, sit down and make something with your kids.
This recipe is edible, although not tasty. If your little one eats a bit it’s OK, I think too much would end up as a tummy ache. And if you have a rotten little dog like we did I never had too clean the floor up.