16 September 2009

2 minutes

I stepped away for a moment, just a minute... and whalaa two cups of milk added to the playdough...nice. Needless to say that was the end of the playdough, which perhaps was good timing- it was all looking the colour of a dirty toad. As much of a pain as playdough is (the tiny bits you find squashed on the floor, in carpets, on shoe bottoms, hidden inside legos weeks later) it does certainly keep my gang very occupied.. I would go as far to say an hour.. which is an eternity with my lot. Am sure there is some flour based make it yourself recipe out there I can find on line. I hope!
Till the next posting, a song that off and on gets stuck in my head -Don't Fence Me In by Cole Porter , (only ok sounding version I can find at the moment) the horse bit is a little creepy.


  1. Here is the one I use for the kids :

    3 cups flour
    1 cup salt
    6 teaspoons cream of tartar
    3 cups water
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    Food coloring

    Mix flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a large saucepan. Blend water and oil together in a bowl. Add to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it thickens. Add several drops of food coloring until you get the right color. Cook for about five minutes. Take the play dough out of the saucepan and put it on a cutting board or counter and knead for a few minutes. Add flour if it's too sticky.

    This play dough should last around three months if you keep it sealed in an airtight container or plastic ziplock bag. It's so smooth and fun to play with when it's still warm.

  2. Thank you so much for sending this!! I still had not gotten round to looking up a recipe! I hope it's not too hard to find cream of Tartar. Thank you again, will make some today!

  3. You will definately find cream of tartar in the big stores on the island and some small corner stores have it too. I find mind here in our local small store. Wow... so you are up so early too? I love this time of day when all kids are still sleeping and I get some coffee and read blogs, newspapers , emails etc.... wish you a good day :)

  4. look at those beautiful brown babies!

  5. Heh heh - yes three full months of summer here has had that effect on the children (even with daily sun cream)!

  6. Yes, love this quiet time of day too!

  7. oh, sweety, You are not alone in this!
    Great recipe, I'll make some as well.
    I love the cord yard, have you found your color already?

    PS. My Juniper is doing so well, she is so sleepy and sweet!

  8. that song plays on a loop in my head! sometimes so badly that I sing it aloud, in public.

  9. Tell me about it! Seems sometimes it slips out at times when I am feeling just a little bit 'fenced in' - be it Malta, kids or marriage. Gone are the easy free roaming days,

  10. And if the children want to keep whatever they make, you can bake the homemade playdough in a slow oven for a few hours and it gets hard and keeps awhile (and you can paint it).


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