Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday Tried It - Two Good Ones

I co-hosted a baby shower last Saturday and one of the games we played was sculpting a baby out of play-dough.   I'll use these mini-tubs of play-dough again in the classroom this week.  I  thought I made good play-dough until I tried this pinterest recipe; it's even better!  There is less salt in this recipe so the dough (and your hands) don't dry out as much.

There are several pins with the same recipe so I don't know to whom to give credit.    

Play Dough

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 Tbls. vegetable oil
food coloring

Dump all of the ingredients into a large pot.  Stir well.  Heat on medium heat, stirring constantly, until it clumps into one big mass.  Turn out onto the cupboard and knead well.  When cool, store in an airtight container.

The lidded condiment cups (found at Cash & Carry type stores) have come in handy often, and they are the perfect size for individual containers of play-dough.  They're a great thing to have up in the cupboard on the shelf with paper plates.        

This Easter idea also had several contributors so I don't know who gets credit for it either.  All I know is they turned out cute.

Edible grass is in the bottom of a (recycled) empty fruit jar with a few Cadbury eggs.  A chocolate bunny is nested on top.  The jar lid is spray painted and finished off with an edge of washi tape.

Did you try a pinterest pin you liked this week?  Please, do tell the rest of us in the comments.


Melinda said...

These are both so darn cute! I have yet to start Pintrest. I really want to but know the time spend on there and I'm waiting.

What kind of jars did you use? Just some sitting around? This is such a cute idea.

Ande said...

I'm just so glad the Neighbor is back!

(And those bunnies in a jar are really cute.)