Saturday, 3 September 2011

Spring Playdough

Spring has finally sprung. After snow only two weeks ago, today is a beautiful sunny day and my freesias are flowering.

This week we have several preschool visitors joining us for our Discovery Session (held every Wednesday morning from 9.00 til 10.30).

So in celebration of the season our theme for this week is Spring. I have just made this amazing smelling green peppermint play-dough to use when creating some beautiful spring gardens. We are going to use some colourful flowers and pebbles from the $2 Shop for our gardens. 

Thanks to Heretaunga Kindergartens for the recipe. Here it is for you.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon food colouring

Mix all dry ingredients, add oil and boiling water with food colouring, mix well.
Store in an airtight container.

I use less water than the Kindergarten version so I have reduced it. Sometimes you need to add a little more flour when kneading. 
This recipe makes a lovely play-dough that lasts for several weeks depending on how often you use it. Which in Room 1 is at least 2-3 times a week.  

We *heart* play-dough.
 Hopefully, not enough to be tempted by its pepperminty goodness to eat it.

Other types of play-dough that we have had or plan to enjoy include:
  • Pirate play-dough - with gold dust (dark gray play-dough with lots of gold glitter)
  • Lemon play-dough (lemon essence and yellow food colouring)
  • Ocean play-dough (blue food colouring  and lots of shells from the beach and all of my mini plastic sea-creatures)

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