Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Valentine Play-Do

The kids and I get a little excited when it's time for a new batch of play-do. The regular salt dough recipe that we've used for years gets added "sparkle" with a sprinkling of glitter, red food coloring, and even a smidgen of peppermint extract that wakes up our senses. You can use heart-shaped cookie cutters for the full valentine experience, or just make your own shapes and figures. Here's the recipe. Enjoy!!

Valentine Play-Do

1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. oil
1/4 cup salt
few drops of red food coloring
2 - 3 drops of peppermint extract
glitter, if desired

Mix the first five ingredients together in a sauce pan over medium heat.
While it's still warm, mix in the food coloring, extract, and glitter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I bet that'll smell good with the peppermint scent! Thanks for sharing!