Monday, 17 March 2014

Crafty Kids

                                              One of the great things about being an artist
                                              and a grandmother is that the grand children
                                              are such enthusiastic studio visitors.

                                                      Last week we made play dough

I love the different tactile learning elements 
involved in making coloured dough.

There is the decision of which colours to make.

"Lellow, Boo and Wed pease GoGo"
(My grand children call me GoGo)

 There is the kitchen science 
of mixing the concoction.

"OK. Me do it myself GoGo"

There is watching it turn 
from liquid to solid as it is cooked.

(wrinkle nose)

                                                                   The joy of making.


                                                        Watching what other colours
                                                        come when they are combined.
                                                              "Skoosme GoGo.
                                                               Why they
                                                               Gween, Purpoow, Owinje,
                                                                now GoGo? "


        ( For an extra bit of GoGo magic
               we also added coloured glitters
             into the initial mix of each batch.)

"Yeah YAY!"

Here is my favourite cooked play dough recipe 
I have used it since my kids were small
30+ years

1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup cold water
1 table spoon oil
2 tea spoons cream of tartar
food colour (optional)
glitter (optional)

Mix all together and stir over a low heat 
until it turns into dough (1-5 min)

Ready to use when cool.

Store in a plastic bag in an air tight container

1 comment:

  1. oh that takes me back to playgroup days. How lovely to be able to share with your grandchildren the wonders of playdough..