Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rainy day playdough

Rainy Day Playdough from Little Birdie Secrets
This is an awesome (and cheap!) gift for preschoolers and early elementary kids. Add a couple of fun cookie cutters, and you're set!

Here's the recipe:
"Make the mix and put it in a sealable sandwich bag. Sew a simple drawstring bag, drop in the mix, and cinch it with coordinating ribbon. Print out the directions and attach by punching a hole and threading the ribbon through it. Makes a great gift!

Rainy Day Playdough mix:
  • 1 cup of flour
  • ½ cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of Cream of Tartar

Directions to include with your gift:

"Rainy Day Playdough

Place Rain Day Playdough mix in a saucepan.

In a measuring cup mix together:
* 1 cup water (add drops of food coloring to this)
* 1 Tbsp. oil

Pour ingredients into saucepan with mix and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. The dough will look like a "big mistake" at first, but keep going. The heat and stirring will solidify the mixture and the dough will soon begin to make a big ball and stick together. Turn off the stove and remove pan from heat. Place dough on the counter and knead a few minutes until it's done. Have fun!" 1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 1/4 cups powdered milk
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar"

1 comment:

Jillian said...

Oh I would have loved this as a kid. Who am I kidding? I would probably love it now!

Great idea...