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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wrapping Up the Summer List

We've been steadily checking off items on our Summer List for about two months now. We still have a few things left to do, but I think they'll keep through fall and give us some fun weekend activities to do.

Most recently, we've been blowing bubbles, working on our art project for the baby's room, and making homemade playdoh. I decided to try a recipe I found on Pinterest. It used Jello, which I thought would be more fun and sweet smelling than the regular old stuff.

Here's the recipe:
1 cup plain four
2 Tblsp salt
2 Tblsp cream of tarter
2 Tblsp cooking oil
1 cup of warm water
1 3oz package of Jello (choose your flavor!)

1. Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl and stir until it has an even consistency.

2. Pour mixture into a large nonstick pan and "cook" over medium low heat for 5-7 minutes. (I stirred pretty frequently, but once it started to thicken, I would pause and then turn it over on itself...think omlette style.) You will know it is done when it pulls together on itself to form a ball/blob.

3. Turn it out onto wax paper to cool for about 30 minutes.

4. Slowly add flour and knead into dough until the "sticky" is gone and it has playdoh consistency. (My kids were not very patient, so I only cooled it for about 10-15 min. and it took about 1/4 cup flour kneaded in to make it feel right.)

5. Have fun with it!

Overall, I really like this recipe. A little extra work, but you can't beat the sweet scent and it hasn't dried out yet.


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