I'm on a mission this week to get a whole lot of crafting done. I'm supposed to be selling some of my things in a shop up north a bit from us, it's been on the agenda for a while, but it seems I never have a pile of stock large enough to warrant a trip up to drop it off. I know that now would be a good time, with people doing their Christmas gifts shopping.
So I said to Aaron on Sunday night, that this coming Saturday we would make a trip to the shop. And I would have tucked under my arm a little stack of labelled goods. So I have a week (well less now of course. I have a deadline. I'm on a mission. And then it's done, and it will quit bugging me.
So anyway this all means that I need to find ways to keep to keep two little ones busy and otherwise occupied as much as possible so that they don't want to be sitting on my knee while I'm doing hand sewing with a sharp pointy needle.
So yesterday we made playdough. And I thought I'd share the recipe. I would never consider buying playdough because playdough is so easy to make (and the bought stuff smells funny anyway). And this recipe is extra easy as it requires no cooking on the stovetop. Which means no frantic stirring and baked on dough to clean off, and it means that the kids can help you make it.
:: No-cook playdough recipe ::
- 2 cups flour
- 4 Tbsp cream of tartar
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil
Mix the dry ingredients first then add the rest. (Of course you'll want to be careful when adding the boiling water if the kids are helping out).
Chalk drawing and painting with water is another great way to keep busy. I love the photo below of Isla's shadow handing me a paintbrush.