Hello, Spring!

Yes! The first day of spring is finally here.


We made some homemade play dough the other day and my five-year-old made this cheery picture. Here’s the recipe we used:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • food coloring

Mix together. Cook over medium heat until it reaches the consistency of dough. I tried to make this before and it didn’t turn out because I didn’t realize that you really do have to cook it. Let it cool and knead it. You may need to knead in a bit more oil. You could use natural food coloring. I think it would also be nice to add a few drops of essential oil.

9 Replies to “Hello, Spring!”

  1. What a lovely picture made out of clay! Love the full sun and large apple. Someone else gave me that recipe and it works like a charm and lasts a long time. The cream of tartar ingredient is a little bizarre, but I found it in my spice cabinet, otherwise mostly unused. Happy Spring!

  2. this was lovely! a really nice consistency and so soft on the hands~not drying like most salt based doughs. thank you for sharing!!

  3. Yes! This is a perfect craft for my little girl! Olivia will love this! Thanks so much! This is a wonderful craft to kick off for summer!

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