Play dough may just be the most imaginative play-thing ever. Well, one of them, at least. Put it right up there with sticks, rocks, and silks; play dough has endless possibilities.
As mentioned in my blog over and over again, I like natural things. This play dough is just that–and simple and plain–and makes a great introduction to this type of play.
NATURAL PLAY DOUGH
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup water
*For gluten-free play dough just substitute a gluten-free all-purpose flour.
– Put flour, salt, and cream of tartar into a pan and stir.
– Add olive oil and water and stir again.
– Put the pan on the stove-top set at medium/low.
– Stir often until the dough thickens and pulls away from the sides.
– Knead the dough for a couple of minutes on a clean surface.
– Store in an airtight container.
When I put Fae’s first batch of freshly cooked play dough on her little table, she picked it up (after stroking it a couple of times), cradled it in her arms and said, “aww”–the same thing that she does with baby dolls.
Fae is still sleeping and my cat in snuggling on my lap. We had a thunder-storm through the night, and this morning the birds are being extra social. It now finally feels like spring.