Thursday, September 1, 2011

Play Dough

We've been enjoying a new art project - play dough. Meg at Sew Liberated put up a great post on play dough with lots of information and links to recipes and tool ideas. So far we've made two batches using the recipe below. It is a smaller recipe, allowing us to make different colors and scents. So far we've made purple with lavender essential oil and a dark pink with rose geranium. Next up is orange. We also just added some cabinet knobs for stamping to our tools. I've been reading First Art for more ideas, which really helps because I'm not very creative in art or even think about doing activities like this. 

Play Dough
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
food coloring
essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together except for the flour in a medium pot. Heat it up to a simmer and add the flour. Stir well. Turn out and knead for 10 minutes. That will make the color very even and mix the oil in well to keep it from drying out.

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