Monday, February 1, 2010

Really, really good play dough.

First a splash of colour from around the house. Because I am now in the middle of knitting a jumper for Archie, I don't have huge amounts of home made things to show at the moment. Instead, a photo of my necklaces peeking out, enticing me to wear them.
Max and the rabbit person patiently waiting for me to attach their sail. Max seems to show his emotions more than the rabbity person.
And some violently red play dough waiting to be mixed with a bit of white. I think if the red ball was to be consumed by a mouse they would end up dead with seven extra ears.
The perfect colour combination for making a strap on laser gun.
Nothing worse than being bitten by your own creation. Archie bravely soldiered on.
This play dough recipe is the best version I have come across so far. No cooking involved and with the cake mixer, super fast. It is from an oldish cook book called 'Pahoia People, Bring a Plate'.
3 cups flour
4 table spoons oil
3 cups boiling water
2 cups salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar.
I throw them all (apart from the food colouring) into my Kenwood cake mixer. When thoroughly mixed and play doughy, I remove 2/3 and add one food colouring to the dough. Remove when mixed and put in another 1/3. Add a different colour and so on until finished. Ridiculously easy. If children and adults need calming down, add essential oil.


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