I love projects with my daughter. It is a great chance for everyone to get some much needed creative time. The thing with crafts I find is there are never enough. I am always looking for one more idea. So I am starting a kid craft portion of the blog to help fill a portion of your 24 useable hours.
I have no less than 15 tubs of play-dough sitting in our house. The bin is filled with mixed up colors, lids half on and dried out pieces. The one thing it was missing was scented play-dough so I decided to fill that void.
Insert Koolaid Play-dough.
The kool-aid not only colors the dough but also scents it. And I assure you is like magic to a child. I like this one because everything I need is in the pantry and it gives my daughter a chance to practice numbers and measuring. This is a great quick craft.
You will need:
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tarter
- 1/4 Cup Salt
- 1 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- Mix the flour, salt, Kool-aid together in a pot. I used non-stick for easier clean up.
- Whisk in the water and vegetable oil. It will be the consistency of paste.
- Place on the stove and start to cook on medium heat, stirring frequently.
- It will then pull itself together into a ball, remove from heat.
- Transfer to a work surface to kneed it together. I used a silicon baking pad, again the whole clean up thing. I left it to cool for about 5 minutes, till it was easily handled. Please take note the play-dough is HOT. This is not the step for your kids to help with.
- Once it has cooled. Turn the kids loose on it.
- Keep it is a zip bag in a cool location or the fridge.
Thanks for playing.