Thursday, February 12, 2009

~Some Homemade Fun~

On Tuesday, the little boy that I babysit had a hard time leaving daddy. I decided to cook up some fun to get him in a more cheerful mood, as well as planning ahead for Thursday's (today's) playdate. I wanted to make some pink playdough, and we would try it out ahead of time ;-) Here is the basic recipe,

Cooked Play Dough

3 cups flour
1-1/2 cup salt
6 teaspoons cream of tartar
3 cups water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 full squeezes of red Food coloring

Dump dry ingredients into a pot. Measure out the oil and water, dump the food coloring into the water so it will blend uniformly into the dough much easier. Combine it all together over medium heat and stir until it becomes a dough ball. Here are a few pics of the process....

this is it after being mixed real well in pot for uniform coloring

about halfway done

just knead until smooth and beautiful

This kept them happy, busy AND at the table for quite some time. ;-)

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