Sunday, February 03, 2008

Playdough

I feel like I've had a busy yet productive day. I started off with walking for an hour and a half! After lunch I got a new pair of walking shoes. I figured I should have something better for my feet for the half marathon coming up than the Payless shoes I have. I was proud that I managed to go to the mall and leave with just one pair of shoes. Shear will power, I tell ya!

I took Hannah around the block to see if she could sell some more girl scout cookies once Seth was done with his nap. We came home and took it easy for a bit. Meaning we snacked and watched the boob tube a bit. Ok, I read while Seth watched finding Nemo and snacked on my apple with yogurt to dip it in!

Well, seeing as Seth has recently discovered a love for playdough I pulled out ours and discovered that it was old and crumbly. What to do. Make a trip to the store? No way. How about make your own! I can do that. You can too. Here's the recipe that I got many years ago at Messy Play Day back in Seattle.

Playdough

You will need:
2 large bowls
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of boiling water
1 tbs of Alum (found in the spice isle of your grocery store)
1 tbs of vegetable oil
food coloring

-In one bowl dissolve Alum in the boiling water and add the oil. Then add your choice of color.

-In the other bowl mix the flour and salt. Add this to the water mixture.

- Mix it with a wooden spoon until it's all together. It will be bumpy and gooey!

When it has cooled enough to handle take it out and kneed it for what seems like ages. It will smooth out and be a wonderful ball of Playdough.

Store in a plastic container with a lid. It will be good for several weeks.

Enjoy!

To finish our evening I had some yummy enchiladas for dinner followed up by coffee with friends.

The only down side to the day is my apparent guilt in not setting the clippers back at their usual setting. My beardless husband is not amused... oops.

2 comments:

Amy Y said...

Hehe ~ beardless hubby, eh? Now THAT I wanna see :) :)

woman at the well said...

If Daniel is beardless, I'll bet you can really see the resemblence between he and Hannah and Seth!