Friday, February 12, 2010

Salt + other ingredients

Just when I was losing control of "the situation" this morning, I decided it was time to try out my friend Margie's salt dough recipe. Sir O is a fan of tactile experiences, and the squishy warmth of fresh salt dough proved to be just what he needed to bring his stir-craziness down a notch.

Perhaps it can save your day too.

Salt Dough Morning

Margie's Play Dough
(cleans up well - dries really crumbly and then vacuums up like a dream)

2 C Flour
1/2 C. Salt
2 TBSP Alum or cream of tartar
3 TBSP vegetable oil
1 Cup boiling water
(a few drops food coloring if desired - I recommend adding the color to the water before other ingredients are incorporated)

Mix all ingredients and knead until desired consistency. Don't let children handle it while it's too hot.



hairyshoefairy said...

If only it were something that could entertain my baby today. He wants my undivided attention today and I have too much going on right now to give it.

--jeff * said...

you're so cool.

Em said...

@hsf - have you tried sitting him on the floor and handing him a mirror? That buys me some time with the Captain lately. (Until Sir O decides to swipe it from him)

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