Need something fun to do inside on a snowy day? Or a too-stinkin'-cold-out-there day? Or a we had snow yesterday, but now it's 40 and thunderstorming day? This is good for all of those! Even when they all happen in one week. Welcome back to Chicago, Heather.
We're big fans of homemade play dough in this house. My mom has made it for as long as I can remember. You can make any color you want, and it's waaaaay cheaper than the store bought stuff.
Here's my favorite recipe:
3 cups flour
1.5 cups salt
6 tsp cream of tarter
3 tbsp oil
3 cups water
Mix all of the ingredients together in a saucepan on Med/Low heat and stir until they form a ball and pull away from the sides. At this point you can add color if you want. We like to use the gel frosting coloring, you get stronger colors. However, for this batch we kept it white, and added in some glitter for that snowy sparkle! Some homemade play dough recipes can leave a film on your hands, but this one is pretty clean. This is a must for my no-messy-hands little girl!
We made snowflakes... (with some of my favorite cookie cutters!)
The snowmen were great for working on things like small, medium, large and sequencing.
This recipe keeps well in a plastic zip top bag. We made this maybe 2 weeks ago, and it's still good!
This post is linked up. Come play!