Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Fun Activity

A few days ago Malachi and I made TWB (The World's Best) Play Dough. This recipe is from a book called The Incredible Secret Formula Book which has a number of fun things to do with kids. He had a blast molding and shaping the dough into many different things.

This morning he had fun making "snakes" and then I helped him spell out his name. I wrote his name, one letter on each paper, and then he laid the snakes on the letters. Just a fun way to review how to spell his name, shape the letters and order the letters in his name. I thought I would share. :)
(There are many different recipes for play dough out there but here is the one from the book)
TWB Play Dough
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1-2 drops food coloring
1/2 cup salt
1 Tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1. Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat until the mixture just starts to cook. Stir while it heats, when it is done it should form a ball and look like sticky play dough.
2. Dump the play dough onto a floured board and let it cool until you can handle safely. Knead it until you have a smooth dough.
3. Store in a resealable plastic bag.


Allensville on February 11, 2009 at 3:29 PM said...

I've dying to make playdough, but cannot buy cream of tartar. I'm looking in the baking section...I guess I'm just missing it. BTW, great activity! Now that's "hands-on".

Laura on February 12, 2009 at 5:38 PM said...

I can't wait to try it, thanks for including the recipe in your post! I'll let you know how it goes, I'm going to do it on one of these boring, rainy, inside days!