I remember my mom making playdough when we were little. I found an easy recipe here:
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup salt
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- Tempera paint or food coloring
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- In bowl, mix water, salt, oil, and enough tempera paint or food coloring to make a bright color.
- Gradually add flour and cornstarch until the mixture reaches the consistency of bread dough.
- Store covered.
|Ours was a little sticky, so we had to use extra flour.|
|The boys loved it! They spent the rest of the afternoon "making cookies."|
The next activity we did was a rainbow collage. Ben got bored pretty fast, and preferred to color his rainbow, but Abraham stayed at it a long time and said over and over, "Isn't this a fun art project, Ben?"
We also had a fun "music time," where we got out our music instruments (including the parents, which made it more fun for everyone) and played away for a while.
|Here you can see Ben lounging with a recorder in the back and Abe "selling music" from behind his desk.|