Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I felt like I had regressed to my own school days when I discovered that school was cancelled today. In fact, I was excited and happy and Micah struggled not to cry! I started thinking about what we did growing up when school was cancelled. I remember mom making playdo and Seth and I happily occupying ourselves for hours.

2 CP All-Purpose Flour
1 CP Salt
2 TB Cream of Tartar
1/4 CP Oil
2 CP Water with choice of food coloring

Mix dry ingredients together. Mix liquid ingredients together.

Mix all together in a pan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until a ball forms and comes away from side.

Not yet playdo.


I have made playdo before, but they don't remember.

They are fascinated and all fighting has ceased for the time being. Yes! Mission accomplished. Oh, and it smells and feels just like I remember it!


Shannon said...

i LOVE the smell of homemade playdough! why was school canceled?

Mindy said...

wind chill i guess. lots of schools in mn were cancelled too.

ethel said...

i love the color too! great idea..i'll make some tomorrow i think. i screwed up my blog reasons..not wanting the www to find me so here's how to get to my place now :

sorry to mess things up..happy day!

neisha said...

I want to make play doh for the kids too but they have some to use up first but so it's a project that will just have to wait a little bit longer.

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Anonymous said...

have you ever made peanut butter playdoh? my kids love it. it's edible, (a plus for jonna, she still eats the store bought stuff..yuck!) and you can use stuff to "decorate" it with that's edible too...m&m's, marshmellows... it's fun to stick toothpicks into...too

Lani said...

Looks like fun... I've asked this other places, but thought I'd see what you think... do you have problems with the food coloring staining anything or does the cooking take care of that?

Mindy said...

no food coloring stains, so i guess the cooking must help with that.

Kara said...

Your such a good mom!!

Neisha said...

found it. :)