Day 1- PLAY DOUGH! We love play dough here and the home made kind is WAY cheaper and lasts longer and the possibilities are ENDLESS! I decided to do 3 kinds...yes, I said 3. Christmas has many scents and I want to start the season by introducing them to Colton to get his senses going. In the previous post I mentioned the free download of the Veggie Tale Christmas album. While we were pouring and mixing and creating these play doughs we listened. Colton stopped every now and again to dance. I researched these play doughs and the recipes are everywhere so I can not find where I found the recipes because I honestly just googled it.
|The ingredients for all 3 play doughs.|
2c water 2c flour 1c salt 4tsp cream of tartar 4tbs veg.oil 4tbs peppermint extract(1 bottle) glitter(optional) It looks better with glitter, I used red for a peppermint look :)
Mix all ingredients in heavy saucepan. Cook over med.heat. Stir CONSTANT with a wooden spoon(you don't need to use a wooden spoon I never did) until mix thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pan and forms into a ball. Take out and sprinkle with glitter! SMELLS YUMMY!
|When you add the glitter and knead it in it DOES NOT come out anywhere when you play!|
1 1/4c flour 1/2c cocoa powder 1/2c salt 1/2tbs cream of tartar 1 1/2 tbs veg.oil 1c water
Mix dry ingredients in med. pot. Add wet ingredients over low heat until ball forms. Remove from pot and knead by hand until smooth and evenly colored. (warning, when i was kneading this seemed dry for some reason but still play worthy)
Use the Chocolate play dough recipe but instead of cocoa you use 1/2tsp all spice 1/2tsp nutmeg 1tsp ginger Since these spices run expensive I went to the Dollar store and bought cheap versions and am not sure what a 1/2 tsp is but I guessed and so it didn't smell like I thought, but I think it is right because in a honesty I have never smelled or tasted anything gingerbread. Although the play dough looks funny and it may be the cheap spices. However, it smells ok and it is something to add to a sensory list!
|It doesn't matter how something looks or smells because my child will play with it. I actually like how you can see all the spices in this one :)|
|This is not all of it, the rest is in ziploc bags.|
My Sunshine was burning bright today and hope yours was too!