Sunday, August 16, 2009

play-dough


Bodhi and I made a lovely lavendar batch of play-dough. I then showed him how to roll it out with a rolling pin. I left him rolling, or kind of rolling, attired in his favorite summer wear- nothing. A few minutes later he handed me this perfectly flat piece and said, "LOOK MOMMY!!". "Wow, Bodhi, did you roll that out". "No mama, I'll show you." Then he placed the play-dough on a table, stepped on it once to slightly flatten, then sat his bare butt on top of it and bounced up and down smiling before standing up, pointing at the flattened bit of dough and beaming up at me, "SEE MAMA!".
Well there's more than one way to roll out your play-dough.

If you'd like to try this out on your favorite little person, here's the recipe, however beware of working in the nude:
Play Dough (stove-top recipe)
-best texture and lasts for months when refrigerated in an air tight container.
2 cups flour 4T oil, scant
1 cup salt 2 cups cold water
4 teaspoons cream of tarter
food colorings (20 drops more or less)
Make this large batch one color or divide ingredients in half to make 2 colors. Combine ingredients in a heavy bottomed pot and cook mixture, stirring constantly, until the dough forms a ball. Turn dough out onto a floured surface to cool, knead until smooth and elastic. Cool completely; store in air tight containers.

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