Homemade Playdough

Little Miss and I decided we needed to make some playdough so we pulled out the recipe my mom used when we were growing up and got to work. Although this recipe does not have anything harmful in it, it doesn’t taste good either so I wouldn’t consider it edible. I do love the texture of this recipe though which is why I always go back to it.

The best part about this recipe is how easy it is. Dump all the ingredients into a saucepan, heat while stirring until it form a clump and then you simply roll it on the counter and knead it a bit and then you’re ready to play as soon as it cools. (maybe 3-5 minutes, tops) SO easy and so fun that the kids get to say they MADE their playdough, they love it!

We had so much fun rolling, cutting, forming, shaping, and then…building a snowman. Zoey was very captivated by how I made one…

So glad I had the camera ready to capture her reaction when I turned it around to show her…

She thought it was the silliest thing. Typical Arizona girl I guess. Then she decided to make her own and it’s just the cutest little thing ever. She did a good job and then took the “coal”, nose, arms and eyes off of mine to add to hers.

Zoey’s cute little doughman

If it’s a cold, chilly day and you want something to do with your child that takes very little effort but is so much fun, this is a great choice! Stores nicely in a gallon bag too so it entertains longer than just one sitting.

5 Things To Do With Your Kids Before Summer Break Ends

Summer was fun with these kiddos but now school is about to be back in session (in less than TWO weeks here in CUSD), so end your summer on a high note by doing these 5 activities {or just choose a couple} that will get you having some fun with your kids before sending them back to the classroom. 

  1. have a water fight…water balloons, squirt bottles, water guns, hoses…use what you got!  parents against kids is always the best in my opinion. 
  2. movie night @ home…complete with popcorn, blankets (we use sheets because there is nothing better than a blanket with a movie but we live in AZ so no one wants a warm blanket on them), candy, lights out and phones put away
  3. write out your goals for the next school year.  we have each of our kids choose 2 things they want to work on that school year.  we don’t want to overwhelm them 🙂
  4. game night. each kid picks 1 game and we play 1 round of each game.  if it’s still early enough after that, see if you and hubs can sneak away for a bit while they’re entertained for some one on one time.
  5. ice cream bar.  pull out all the toppings for one last big celebration of summer.  

Most importantly enjoy your time with them no matter what you’re doing.  May we all have the patience to make the most of these last couple weeks.  We. Can. DO THIS!!!