T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Making Our Own Playdough

One of our recent Mommy/son projects. Recipe from our Highlights magazines G&G got T Rex for Christmas - awesome gift if your looking for gift ideas for a young child.

Here are some photos of our project with the accompanying recipe:

1. Put 2 cups of baking soda, 1 cup of cornstarch, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a pot. Stir.

2. Add 1 1/2 cups of water. Stir.

3. Cook the dough on medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture looks like mashed potatoes. Remove the dough from the pot.

Since T Rex could not help with the cooking part, he went off and played with Baby Sister and proceeded to make a really big mess in the living room - impressive, huh? T Rex Princess seems to be enamored with her brother's activities. I think she's taking mental note so she can make such messes sometime very soon!

4. When the dough is cool, knead it until smooth. Play!

Store in sealed plastic bag. It keeps quite nicely and has a wonderful smell.

Overall, a very easy, simple and fun project. A little messy but nothing that doesn't vacuum up. And I did not worry if he ate any of it since it's all food items.


Emily said...

Hooray for homemade playdough. My kids love it too!

I think you are wondeful!

Emily said...

can you please place an 'r' in between the 'e' and the 'f'? Thanks.

Camie said...

Britnee does the same thing with Kinsie. She'll just sit and watch her play all day long and you can just tell that she's itchin' to get in on the action. Don't you just love siblings :)

septembermom said...

I think I'll try this playdough recipe this week. I'm looking for something hands on and creative for Joe and Jillian. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks my creative gal pal!!

Nina said...

Looks like lots of fun! When I was a kid we made playdough with a peanut butter mixture and you could eat it. That was the best part!

Jenners said...

I did this once. We used some food coloring to give it some color. It was pretty fun ... and it was neat to play with warm.

And your house looks like a toy store ... just like ours!