December 21, 2009

A Recipe for Fun

If you would like to add an extra little something to your children's Christmas stockings but your budget is exhausted, you can add a little homemade fun.

I found this recipe for homemade playdough online in the spring of this year because I wanted a fun activity for the kids to do at Nathan's birthday party. I sent home sandwich baggies of playdough with our guests. It wasn't long until I got a phone call from one of my friends; she wanted this recipe. Her children loved playing with it and, inevitably, they left it out of its bag overnight. The playdough was still good the next morning!

I found the recipe and emailed it to her before I promptly lost the recipe card again. I know! I've discovered a treasure here and I lose it!

During the year, I looked for the recipe again but didn't ever find the same one. There are a LOT of playdough recipes out there and I tried others but just wasn't as happy with them. Thankfully, my friend recently found the original email and sent it back to me. O happy day!

1 c. flour
1 c. boiling water
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1/2 c. salt
1 Tbsp. oil
food coloring
Mix and knead together.
Add food coloring to suit.
(This playdough is not sticky and does not dry out.)
This would also work great for a stress relief "ball" ... and you may discover you have a previously undiscovered gift for sculpting.

If you don't think you have time to do another project before Christmas, what do you think about giving them a project coupon? That way they can have fun making and coloring the playdough with you after the busyness is over.

I wish I knew to whom I could give credit for this recipe; however, if I knew that, I wouldn't have been without the recipe for so long. (And now I have trapped this recipe inside my computer never to lose it again! Mwahahahaha!)

Anyway, enjoy and have fun!

1 comment:

Stephanie Stearns Dulli said...

Oh this brought back memories because my mother used to make this for me and Dub!! I loved it, we had such a great time!