Friday, January 27, 2012

Snow Dough

Hi friends!

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.

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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!)

and snowmen.

{Mama's}                               {Abbey's}

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!

Be Blessed!

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  1. cute idea, thanks for sharing, I stopped by from TTJ

  2. Very fun!! We did something similar in December since my daughter was dying to make a snowman and we didn't get any snow. I would like to invite you to share at our Sharing Saturday link party at Thank you!! I'm your newest follower.

  3. I love being able to spend time just playing with my children. Play dough is always a hit!

  4. love me some homemade dough. thanks for the recipe reminder.. we may make this this weekend!

  5. Love the addition of glitter. I have made mine a few months ago and we keep it in the refrigerator and it's still good. I am a new follower visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts. Vicky from Mess For Less


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