I have made it countless times because it is easy and because it is the softest and fun-to-play-with play dough. Making another batch was on the agenda this week while Cambrie and Chloe are staying.
Cambrie made a batch of both blue and green
CAUTION NOTE: Once on the stove and the pan begins getting hot, the dough comes together and thickens quickly requiring stronger stirring, far too dangerous for little helpers.
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon oil
1/2 cup salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture pulls away from sides of pan and becomes doughy in consistency. Knead until cool. Model different colors of clay into any shape you can imagine. Keep sealed in containers or plastic bags when not playing.
Note: Not edible. Can be used over and over again. Keeps 3 months un-refrigerated
Lots of activities keeps their little hearts and minds occupied and not thinking about missing Mommy and Daddy. Our days are filled with bubble baths, tooth brushing, dress-up, stacking dolls, coloring books, walks with Raider, pancake breakfasts, playdough playing, tyke-riding through the house, library visiting, puzzles, block building, Chick-fil-A lunch with friends, book reading, story telling and dying eggs (Cambrie's request).
I bought a box cake the other day because I thought it looked so pretty in yellow and pink.
It was delicious! I frosted it with cream cheese frosting and Cambrie added some sprinkles.
Oh, and you do know, grandchildren are allowed to eat their cake at the same time as their peanut butter and jelly sandwich, all while playing with blocks at lunchtime when they are staying at Mom-Mom's house. Because, sometimes, grandparents just have to spoil their little sweethearts!
Each morning the girls rush to the fridge to add a sticker to a chart and count the days left until Mommy and Daddy get home. There were some tears the first day from the older sister but now, only an occasional, "I miss Mommy". We send text photos back and forth and the girls find comfort in seeing their parents.
Tomorrow we are getting together with my sister and her granddaughter then a baking project on Friday followed by an outing with Aunt Erin on Saturday.
Then, a day of rest for this Mom-Mom on Sunday :)