Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Playdough

What great fun we had today (on yet another rainy day)!  

Little one's fingers are getting bigger and stronger and he's becoming more confident with playdough and not eating it as much either....bonus!





Today the playdough turned out a very dark shade (red and blue mixed together) so it was perfect for adding these really colourful buttons, spools and matchsticks.



He spent ages pushing the objects into the dough and then taking them out and moving them around.  This is the longest he's played with playdough yet!  (20 months)




Playdough is great for loads of reasons and if you want to learn more about it's benefits click here.

And if you're looking for a super easy playdough recipe I can recommend this one....


1 cup flour
half a cup of salt
a spoonful of cream of tartar (increasingly difficult to find in the supermarket so I'm using a little spoonful these days)
1 cup of boiling water
food colouring (optional)

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix til they all come together.
You can play with it when it's cooled a bit.

It will keep for a week or so in an airtight container.



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