Monday, June 05, 2006

Rainy Day Fun

It's threatening to rain today. Time to get out the bean box and whip up a batch of playdough for when we run out of movies.

Smelly Play Dough

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1/4 oz package of unsweetened fruit flavoured drink mix (like Kool Aid)
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cooking oil

Combine flour, salt, drink mix and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Stir in water and cooking oil. Heat and stir until thickened (consistancy should resemble mashed potatoes) Remove from heat. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead until dry but pliable. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container (lasts longer if kept in the fridge) Makes 2 cups.

Yummy Playdough
1-16oz container prepared white frosting
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
food colouring

Beat frosting and peanut butter in large bowl until blended. Gradually knead in icing sugar until very stiff. Knead in food colouring. Knead in additional icing sugar if dough is sticky. Makes 3 cups. Store in refrigerator up to 4 weeks.

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