Thursday, November 06, 2008

play dough

So growing up my mom made play dough. She hated the smell of the store bought stuff, yeah the smell lol. love you mom! i dont think i even realized you could buy that stuff until i was older!
While working at Cst we always made play dough for the kiddos. There are TONS of different kinds you can make i.e.-kool-aid, peanut butter, etc. etc. etc. well experimenting with all those kinds i have come to one conclusion.. Mamma knows best! My mom's so far has been the best in texture, not being sticky, lasting, etc. etc.
So on my "nothing to do Saturday" kason and i stayed in jammies all day and watched movies and MADE PLAY DOUGH!!
SO here is the recipe-
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1TBS alum (or cream of tarter)
1/2 Cup salt
2Cups boiling water
2TBS oil
Food Coloring
Here is the stuff you need
step one- mix all dry ingredients (the first three) in a large mixing bowl
Step two- pour your water, oil, and food coloring in a sauce pan on high heat until it boils. (i waited to put my food coloring until it was all mixed because i wanted different colors and i have a paste food coloring)
Step Three- once it boils pour into flour mix and mix with a spoon, then kneed together while it is still warm/hot. I added my coloring after it was all kneeded.
end result-
A toddler who doesnt know what the heck his mommy just gave him
and something kason thinks he should eat (its harmless)
And a mommy who has way to much creativity built up. (this is a monster)
and this is me on a beach (i didnt have sand color so i used green.. grass?)
when done put in ziplocks and label. I put the date i made it and then the date it should be thrown out.. about 2-3 weeks.

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