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Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
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Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
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DIY Play dough for the Holidays

DIY Play dough

This afternoon, I found this site http://artfulparent.typepad.com/artfulparent/2010/12/candy-cane-playdough.html on how to do your own DIY Play dough for the Holidays.

I loved the idea so much, I decided to do my own but like many of you, I donโ€™t always follow the instructions to the letter. The ingredients and instructions are very simple to follow, I will mention them below but please visit their site to get all the instructions ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Play dough

My little one is only 18 months old but heโ€™s been playing with play dough for the last 2 months, we got them at the dollar store in different colors and every day he plays with them by himself for about 30 minutes (Thank God, while he plays with play dough, I get some alone-mommy-time) ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So instead of buying more, I will do my own.

There is a little 2 year old girl, to whom I will be making this for in red and in green for the Holidays.

ingredients (for 1)

ingredients

. 1 cup of white flour

. 1 1/2 cup of salt

. 2 tbsp. of cream of tartar

. 1 cup of water

. 1 tbsp. of oil (vegetable oil)

. food coloring (red and green)

. glitter (if you like glitter)

instructions:ย 

. mix the white flour, salt and cream of tartar together

. add the oil, and water to the mix

. cook all in a low to medium heat for 5 minutes, stir regularly until it doesnโ€™t stick to the pan

. while is still hot, place it on parchment paper and let it cool down for 2 minutes

dough

. start kneading for about 5 minutes, while kneading add the food coloring of your choice until you get the desired color

dough with food coloring for the Holidays

. add glitter to the dough, just for fun!

dough with food coloring for the Holidays with glitter

. add peppermint essential oil for candy cane smell

. as shown in their site, roll and twist the play dough together and put them in a glass jar

This is a fun and simple gift for kids to enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you have kids or nieces, nephews ,little cousins or kids around you for the Holidays I recommend you giving this as a gift. My little man was around me while I did it and he loved playing with them! I just need to keep on eye on him and on the dogs to not eat this! it smells good! ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Play dough for the holidays

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  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Play dough is the best thing ever!! I loved it as much as the kids. What a great idea. I love how it looks. Glitter and peppermint sound so great too! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you Judy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it too! it’s so soft and smells yummy! it was a great idea adding peppermint! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks again for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    Love this! Ensuring hours of messy fun in the kitchen. I can’t get over how easy playdough is to make. I feel like I’ve been robbed for not knowing this years ago.

    December 14, 2012 at 10:57 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks! I know what you mean! me too + you can create your own colours ๐Ÿ™‚

      December 15, 2012 at 1:21 am

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