Last week, we had a great time creating playdough bugs!
The boys got right to work making bugs and caterpillars!
This one is Gresham’s spider. He asked for a whole white pipe cleaner so that he could make the spider hanging down by a strand of web.
This one is a grasshopper.
I love playdough because everyone is so focused and calm…
Here is the playdough recipe we use. I prefer the texture and smell of homemade playdough over store bought, but that’s just a preference. 🙂
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
1 Tablespoon oil
1 cup water
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Then, heat and stir (medium heat) until it starts to look like playdough and pulls away from the pan. I cook until there are no more wet/gooey spots – 5-10 min. or so? I’ve never timed it!
After it has cooled a little, knead it well. Add food coloring once it is completely cool.