Friday, January 9, 2009

Boredom

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What do you do when you are watching a friend's 5 year old and 4 year old and boredom sets in and it is too frigid to go outside?

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Make playdough!

Here is a recipe I use for kool-aid playdough. If you don't have kool-aid just use food coloring to give it color. You just won't have the nice scent.

1 cup of flour
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1/4 cup salt
1 Tbsp. oil
1 cup of water
1 package kool-aid or food coloring

Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir over medium heat with a wooden spoon. The mixture will form a ball. Take it out and knead it until smooth. Let cool and then let the kids have fun! When it is completely cool, store in a ziplock bag and keep in the refrigerator. It will last months this way.

They spent about an hour just creating and had a wonderful time!
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