I know, it's a blog about sewing.
But it's not Cinderberry Stitches until I share some of the ways I entertain my little one while I work. It's not always easy to entertain a little one for hours but it is all about finding the one thing they love most of all (even if it only works for one day).
I have decided to write out the playdoh recipe and post it here for two simple reasons.
1. So I can find it easily, next time we make it.
2. In case you have children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews/friends or family visiting and need to find something fun to make that will give you both loads of enjoyment.
You will need:
1 cup - plain flour.
2 tablespoons - cream of tarter.
1/2 cup - salt.
1 tablespoon - oil.
1 cup - water.
1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon - food colouring.
1. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan and mix together with a spoon.
2. Once the ingredients are mixed together place the saucepan on the stove top. Use a medium heat and stir continually until the mixture thickens (about 3 or 4 minutes).
3. When the ingredients begin to thicken and clump together remove from the saucepan and place the dough on a floured surface. Once it has cooled enough to handle, knead like bread dough.
4. Remove from the floured surface when the dough is no longer sticky and continue to knead until the dough is soft and pliable.
Place dough on a lovely white plate and take a photo....
before the little one squishes her fingers in the dough....
and finds a new home for her animal farm.
Wrap the playdoh in glad wrap and store in an air tight container. (I'm happy, finally I can use all that Tupperware in the cupboard). Now one container lives at Nanny's place for future play dates with my nieces and one stays in our kitchen cupboard.
I have tried a few different versions (no cook type / cook type / buy it in the shop type) but this is the one we like the most and it seems to last for ages, or at least long enough that all the colours become one big blob - then it's time to make a new batch.
You see - playdoh is very therapeutic.