Thursday, November 15, 2007

A in the kitchen

Can you guess what we made? We followed a recipe. Here are the ingredients.
And here is the finished product: Blue Play Dough!
I know there are lots of recipes out there, but I happened to use this one I found on Montessori by Hand.

4 tablespoons of white flour
2 tablespoons of salt
1 dropper-full of vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of water

Add the dry ingredients in a bowl. If you want to add a few drops of food coloring, make sure to add it to the water, otherwise it will be difficult to get a uniform color. Little by little, add the water. At first, stir with a spoon - once all of the water is added, start smooshing the mixture with your hands until it reaches the desired consistency. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge when not in use. Most likely, it will end up drying out after a day or two of heavy use.

I was surprised at how well A did in measuring, following instructions, and waiting until the right time to do things. This will happily be one of our frequent activities I believe.

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