Thursday, June 14, 2012

Play Dough~

Yes, I know what you are thinking..."Lauren, aren't your girls a bit "old" for play dough???"  Yes, they are.  Will they admit that?  Ummm....NO!!! LOL

I digress...the play dough is NOT for my girls (who are 18 and 22).  Rather, it is for my sweet group of 2s and 3s I have had the pleasure of teaching this week at Vacation Bible School!  I haven't taught 2s in awhile, and after a week I now remember how exhausting it can be. If only I could bottle just a quarter of their energy. *sigh*

Tomorrow is our last day together, so we are bringing in a few special treats.  One of which is homemade play dough.  Super easy and non-toxic (unless they love salt!)

Jesus Loves Me This I know!

As you can see, it is super easy to make.

Ingredients:  1 C. Flour, 1/4 C. Salt, 1 C. Water, 1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil, 2 tsp. Cream of Tartar.

Stir all ingredients over medium heat; add food coloring.  The dough will thicken as it stands, but make sure it is pretty stiff before taking it off the heat.  Kneed together and store in an airtight container.  You can make many different colors and if you want you can even add flavorings such as vanilla or peppermint!

The play dough is non-toxic, so no worries if a little one decides to eat a piece.  Let's face it, most 1-3s put everything in their mouths at least once!  (hope they like salt!!)

I have so enjoyed being with the little ones this week.  Seems like ages ago my girls were that age.  However, my recent high school grad couldn't resist playing with the play dough before I packed up the individual bags for tomorrow! LOL 

We are off to Texas for college orientation next week!  Two days crammed full of information.  Oh, and we get to meet her roommate and the parents for the first time.  Exciting times!!!

Will check back in when we return and I can catch my breath.


Anne said...

It must be such fun working with the little ones Lauren:) I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Katie said...

how fun!! have fun at orientation! I hope everything goes well! I remember being really nervous for mine but felt more comfortable about going away to school after it! good luck!!

Shannon said...

Aww, those little ones are lucky to have you as their teacher. Cute idea! Have fun in Texas.

natasha {schue love} said...

So fun! I loved Vacation Bible School growing up! So sweet that you get to make an impact with the 2s and 3s by providing such a cute project! :)

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

I must admit...I am not missing the play-doh days! But I do love spending time with little ones that sweet! Have fun in Texas, lots of exciting times ahead!

Leslie said...

How sweet and reminiscent of the past.. I so miss those days and I too used to make special treats for VBS!

How fun that you get your little kid fix!

Enjoy the weekend.


Val said...

Thanks for sharing this great recipe. My little girl will love this.

Brandi said...

I bet your recipe smells so much better than the Play Dough sold in stores. My kids didn't play with it much because the smell made me sick! LOL!!!

Surrounded-By-Boys said...

What a great idea! Thank you!

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Brooke Shemwell said...

Sounds fun! I will have to try soon.