We made play dough from this recipe:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 cups water
2 teaspoons oil
In a medium sized bowl, mix flour, salt and cream of tartar.
Make a well in the centre of the bowl and slowly add water, stirring into dry mixture bit by bit until well combined.
Pour in oil and mix; add food colouring until mixture is the desired colour.
Place mixture in a medium sized saucepan over a low/medium heat and stir continuously. The mixture will begin to form small lumps. Keep mixing until it comes together into one big lump(this will take 3-5 minutes). Remove from heat immediately.
Carefully remove from the pan and place on a lightly floured surface; when just cool enough knead until smooth.
The peace comes through adding twenty drops of lavender oil to the kneading process, the tension melts away and the smell is soporific. Great for overtired kids and crabby adults at the end of a loong tiring day!
The recipe was gleaned from: "Nanny Wisdom" by Justine Walsh and Kim Nicholson and the suggestion to add lavender oil was from Elizabeth Foss in her family homepage entitled, "In the Heart of My Home".
Mixing the dry ingredients.
"Gently does it"
This was Pip's first experience of play dough and as you can see it went down a treat. This little one is growing up fast and it is such a treat to witness her development and to be able to record it here on our blog. God is good!