Friday, February 29, 2008

A Belated Valentine

I know it's a bit past the date but I just discovered these pics I took of our Valentine's Day project! I got the idea from an issue of Family Fun magazine. We made little play-dough hearts for all of Cam's classmates , bagged in mini jewelry ziplock bags and tagged them with cut poster board and included the recipe we used. Lucky for me, I found this terrific cast iron heart-shaped pan while thrifting the week before although a cookie cutter would have also worked perfectly well. It was a great project for a preschooler since Camden was able help make the dough, mould the shapes and stick the little stickers onto the bags. The kids loved them and it was a nice change from all of the sugary stuff that always comes home on such a sweet day. Of course it also fueled the handmade revolution. Bookmark this for next year- you'll love it too!

Here's the recipe I used:

Homemade Play Dough

1 cup flour
1 cup water
2 t cream of tarter (get it in the spice aisle)
1 T oil
1/2 c salt
1 package unsweetened Kool Aid (optional to make it smell nice!)
red food coloring

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from pan and knead in food coloring until blended and smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled.
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This is too cute! I'm helping my kiddos make these for Valentines to take to school. Lord help the school though. Its a small school of 250 kids and 5 of them are mine. There will be play dough everywhere! :)