Creative Saturdays – Playdough Tadeo
I don’t know about you but I love playdough. I loved it so much when my kids were small that I played with them every time. Then when they grew up I had to try making pottery. I have had some lessons and some successes. But my watercolour called me back. So I haven’t played with pottery in a while.
So today I decided to make some playdough. There are so many great recipes out there. I have a good one in the back of Tadeo Turtle but it is for dough that you bake, and then paint.
Today I will use a great recipe I have used for years.
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
2. Add water and oil and food colouring ( I learned you could use Koolaid but I didn’t have any.)
3. Cook over medium heat on the stove top.
7. Start forming the turtle – make the bottom, legs, tail, head.
8. Make a shell to put over his body. I used toothpicks to design the shell but you can use anything and design it any way you want. This is your turtle.
9. The finished Tadeo Turtle – if I had made other colours of playdough I would have used them in his shell.
10. The playdough can be kept in the refrigerator for a long time in a covered container or closed bag. I even put Tadeo in there as my granddaughter is arriving tonight. I wanted to show her.
For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.
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