I wasn't sure how to answer V's question for this week's Pinterest Project. We made Kool-Aid Play Dough from Meet the Dubiens. It wasn't real Play Doh, but it was playdough. And playdough is a toy, so... No? Yes?
In any case, it really is all I hoped it would be.
A) I had all the ingredients. (Why do I have Cream of Tartar? What the heck is it?)
B) It was cheap. Or free, in my mind, since I had all the ingredients.
C) It took ten minutes to make. While I was making it by myself (the ladies emphatically answered "no" when I asked if they wanted to help), they ate flour. Everyone was entertained for ten minutes.
D) It smells delicious.
E) It is slightly more squishy than actual Play Doh, so I liked it better than the real stuff.
F) The recipe makes a ton of dough.
Check out the link above for the recipe, but here's the ingredients. Highly non-toxic. Mae Cake enjoyed a bite or two. I mean, it really does smell good. I was finding it hard not to try a bite.
Mixing it all up was like a primer for making bread dough.
In the picture, Mae Cake is about to dip her finger into a little pile of flour. V taught her how to lick her finger first, then "dip it." I'm so proud.
Kneading the dough for consistency- fun for Mama before the ladies dive in.
V enjoyed making "imprints," and making and smushing the sea witch (Disney much?).
Mae Cake liked ripping off little chunks, giving them to me, and saying "Ku!" (her version of "thank you").
I liked putting pieces of it on my face and acting like I didn't know it was there. Hilarious!
V is a genius and knew every letter as I made it. So, basically she can spell her name and will be receiving a scholarship to Harvard next year.
We played with it for an hour. An hour! That's quality time, people.
Did you see the awesome-sized balls (leave it) that each girl got to play with (leave it)? That was just one batch! Me thinks I will be making this for a party and putting it out for everyone to play with and take home. And not a little lady party. Like my birthday party. Which now, apparently, I am throwing for myself. We'll also have fruit punch and party favors, so it'll be rad!
Unrelated to anything above: how excited am I to be updating my iPhone to iOS5? SUPER EXCITED! "Earl" is restoring his music and vids now, so in about ten minutes I get to play with the goods. Please, Naptime, extend yourself! (Leave it!)