Friday, August 22, 2008
cure for a muggy day
after a few days of glorious rain, yesterday was muggy and hot. my pumpkins are very happy, but my sissy self does not like being out in high humidity. not so much a frizzy hair issue, more of a mosquito thing. so to counter the effects of being cooped up inside all day, we invited a friend over and made play-dough. we have a drawer full of partially dried play-dough, but there is no better play-dough than the kind you make yourself. it's all warm in your hands and you get to mix your own colors. very fun!
there are hundreds (or at least 10, i've been known to exaggerate such things) of variations of this play-dough recipe, but i promise you, this is the best:
2 cups flour (i use white for a smoother texture)
1 cup salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil
1 tsp food coloring
2 cups of water
mix ingredients in a saucepan. cook over medium heat, stir constantly, until dough leaves sides of pan.
remove from pan. when cool, knead in your favorite color(s).
very easy! very fun! very salty (just ask buddy- after a mouthful he can testify to this)!