Thursday, September 25, 2014

Play Dough and Potato Heads

The kids love to use the potato head pieces with the play dough.  I just love seeing what characters they create with them.  I will post a recipe for the absolute best play dough I have ever made, but before that, check out some of the play dough people my Little's created.

Here is the best play dough recipe I've ever made.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
2 Tbls oil
2 cups of water 
you can either add a packet of Kool Aid, or food coloring if you wanted to add some color.
Mix it all in a sauce pan and stir on medium/high heat.
Stir and stir until it begins to form a ball.  Dump the dough onto the counter and allow to cool.  When it cools, knead it for a few minutes and your done!
So easy and super soft.  If you keep it in a zip lock baggie or air tight container, it will last weeks.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plastic Glove Painting

This was so fun.  The kids had to really squeeze the gloves to get the paint to drip out, which means they were strengthening their hand muscles.  It was fun to squirt out the paint in such a different way. 

First, I squeezed the paint into the glove. I added a little water to thin the paint so it wasn't too difficult to get out.  Then I tied off the glove and punctured a couple of the fingertips with a push pin.  Then I handed the gloves over to the kiddos.  

 This is how the painting ended up, which is AWESOME!   When most of the paint was squeezed out the kids to actually painting with the gloves.  They had a great time and had an entirely new painting experience.

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