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.
The joy of making.
Watching what other colours
come when they are combined.
Gween, Purpoow, Owinje,
now GoGo? "
( For an extra bit of GoGo magic
we also added coloured glitters
into the initial mix of each batch.)
Here is my favourite cooked play dough recipe
I have used it since my kids were small
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)
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