Playdough

Hey All, long time no blog!

The last few months have just been a little too jam packed for me to be keeping up with the blog regularly.  But I’m hoping to get on here every so often and start posting again.  I unfortunately don’t have the same kind of time to be tootling around like I used to, but I’ll be checking in on all of you as I can.

So if there was every a question of or problem with lack of inspiration, Pinterest has renewed any and all of my crafty brain synapses.  I’ve got the bug again!  If you don’t already have a Pinterest account I recommend you go out and request on ASAP, you’ll thank me later, believe me!

So while scanning Pinterest the other day, I found a really great recipe for home made playdough.  As a new Kindergarten Teacher, it’s hard to constantly be running out and buying classroom supplies.  The kiddos adore playdough, but since our last bucket never got covered properly…all we had left was hard crusty play dough chunks.  So when I saw this idea, I thought it was great!

All you need is:
2 Tbsp oil
1 cup water
Food coloring
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar

How simple?!  I had all of that at home, minus the food coloring.  So I decided to get a little creative.

The first dough that I made, instead of adding food coloring to the water, I added some Raspberry/Pink lemonade powder mix to the flour.  I ended up with a really pretty, yummy smelling, pink:

When I was kneading out the dough, I added a generous amount of white glitter:

It’s hard to see the glitter in the end result picture, but the girls are going to go wild at school tomorrow!

 I made one extra batch, added some vanilla extract to make it smell nice, and then added green and red glitter.  The color isn’t the best, since brown vanilla made it a little muddy looking, but it smells good!

I loved this recipe!  It took less than 10 minutes total for me to make both batches, it’s nice and soft, cost me nothing since I already had all the ingredients at home, and I know that the kids will go just wild at school tomorrow!

I’d love to try this as a cooking lesson at school, but I can’t bring the kids to the kitchen, so I would have to do the stove part another time.  But it’s definitely a recipe I’ve bookmarked and will be using again.  Anything that saves a teacher money is well worth the at home effort!

Do any of you have good tricks for Kindergarteners?

Simply Living