The thoughts of an American Muslim and mother of four raising her children in small town USA with her Egyptian husband.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Don't buy it!!! Make it!!!
The next time you feel the need to give the kiddos some playdough just make it yourself! I NEVER buy playdough;) You can even make your own and hand it out as party favors buy cutting it into chunky little shapes and putting it in little plastic gift bags.
Here are my favorite recipes:
3 cups Flour 1/2 cups salt 2 Koolaide packages 2 cups Boiling water
Mix the dry ingredients together. Add boiling water. Knead on floured board and add flour until desired consistency. This playdough will last for a long time when stored correctly.
2 cups flour 1 cup salt 2 tablespoons cream of tarter 2 cups of water 1 tablespoons mineral oil food coloring
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until stiff. Allow to cool, then knead.
Another fun one is what I call goop.
Part 1 1 cup room temperature water 1 cup white school glue Food coloring
Part 2 1 1/3 cups warm water 4 tablespoons Borax laundry booster
Mix parts in separate bowls. Pour the glue mix into the borax mix and don't stir. Just kinda roll it around until it firms up. Then take it out and knead it! Makes a fun gooey kinda dough.
I am a mother to four wonderful kids and the wife to one wonderful Egyptian! We live in a small town in the Midwest and work in our small businesses. I am also a Waldorf preschool teacher and childcare provider, a backyard chicken lady, a part time homeschooler, and a generally crunchy mama (think hijabi in birks).