This week has been very special because my sister and her family have been visiting. My sister has a sweet daughter who is such a little honey! We’ve been having such fun playing together. After being here a week, they’re leaving tomorrow so I’m going to miss little Katy so much.
When I was growing up I played with play dough quite a lot, make believing I was working a bakery or restaurant. I loved squeezing the dough right after it came off the stovetop because it was so warm. Those are such good childhood memories. It was so fun to watch my little niece as she played with it this afternoon. She loved pulling it apart with her fingers and smooshing the dough flat. This is the recipe that we used.
Homemade Play Dough
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups white flour
- 2-4 tbsp. cream of tartar
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 tbsp. oil
- Food colouring and flavour extracts of choice
Mix the first three ingredients together. Add the boiling water and the oil. Stir into a dough. Divide into three balls. I added red food colouring to one, green colouring and mint extract to another, and banana extract and yellow colouring to the last ball. It’s adds a fun element when you add a scent to the dough.
Look at those eyes!
“Auntie Charissa, photo shoots are soooo tiring!”
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What crafts do you do with your children (or little friends in your life)?
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