Monday, December 1, 2014

Advent Day 1: Christmas Peppermint Play Dough

Advent is here and we have so much planned! The schedule for Viv's Christmas play is a little more of a time committment than we anticipated, so several days this week will be fairly low-key in terms of activities.
Today we made peppermint-scented Christmas play dough (with glitter!). This only took about 10 minutes once we had all the ingredients together. Recipe and instructions below!
Ingredients (measurements are per color):
  1. 1 Cup flour
  2. 1/2 Cup salt
  3. 1 Cup water
  4. 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  5. 1 Teaspoon cream of tarter
Mix ingredients together in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until it boils and becomes thick.  Cook an additional 30 seconds or until  the mixture pulls away from the pan.

Some prefer to kneed the food coloring in after it is removed from the stove, but I find that the color is more vibrant if added while the mixture is still in the warm liquid stage.
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  1. LOVE IT! I need advice on how to keep them on the nice list during advent season! Our magic elf may be flying north. love her face here too...adorable! You are amazing ox

    1. LOL, I think they all edge close to the naughty list this time of year :) That's that spiked eggnog (for the grown ups) is for, eh?


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