Homemade Play-Dough for a Winters Day!
What’s a mother or father to do with the kids when the weather is icy, snowy and bitterly cold outside?
When my kids were younger, they’re now is their 20s, one of their favortie things to do on a cold snowy day, rainy day or even when they were home sick was to make homemade play-dough.
This simple recipe would keep them entertained for hours. Although I enjoyed sitting at the table with them while they made their creations, it gave me a little break as well.
Have fun with your kids while still having quiet time.
· 2 1/2 cups flour
· 1/2 cup salt
· 1 tablespoon Alum (can be found in the spice section at the grocery store)
· 1 3/4 cups boiling water (can use from your coffee pot)
· 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
· Lots of food coloring
Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Mix the alum, water, oil and food coloring in a separate bowl; add to the flour-salt mixture. Knead well, adding extra flour if sticky. Now you’re ready to create with your play dough, which can be stored in an airtight container or zip-lock baggie for several months with no refrigeration needed.
Note: One of our favorite tools to use while rolling out and shaping our play-dough was a garlic press. It makes the most fantastic hair for their animated creations.