31 Jul 2014
simple play - playdough
We turned our backs to grand adventures the past school holidays. Our time was peppered with some little day trips to inhale clear, Winter air but for the most part we stayed at home. Long and slow days with spice laced porridge and stewed fruits for breakfast, soup for lunch and simple play in between. Much knitting for Mumma also.
One crisp morning we took a thermos of hot chocolate into the back yard and set up camp in the morning sun. Me sprawled out on a fabric sea of blue flowers looping yarn over wooden needles and them, moulding silky dough into creatures and cakes. Natural hued and adorned with nature's treasures. No special tools, or fancy cutters, just hands and a few sprigs of herbs, shells, some flowers and imagination.
We've found this simple uncooked play dough is lovely. It's quick and easy to make as well.
2 cups plain flour
4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cup of salt (the finer the better)
2 cups of boiling water
Simply add all the ingredients to a big bowl and mix. Keep mixing until it starts to come together and then give it a good knead to smooth it out.