I’ve been reading “Works-For-Me-Wednesday” at Rocks in My Dryer for quite a while now, and realized I had something to add this week! However, since Shannon is on a trip, WFMW is at Don’t Try This At Home this week.
Here’s my idea for a cute and easy Valentine’s gift that almost any child can help with – Glittery Valentine’s Playdough!
I’m behind the curve on Valentine’s. I wanted to do an activity with Cate, but couldn’t think of many things appropriate for a 2-1/2-year-old, and then I remembered we had a recipe for playdough! I decided we’d make pink glitter playdough as a gift for a few of her friends in the neighborhood. Here’s the recipe for the playdough:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 Tbsp oil
Add the food coloring to the water before mixing with dry ingredients. (I used 4 drops of red food coloring for this shade of pink). Mix all ingredients in a non-stick pan and heat on medium, stirring, until it forms a ball. Take out of pan and knead until it reaches desired consistency.
While kneading, I added about 1/8 cup clear glitter. You can’t really tell in the picture, but it’s very pretty in the light. I packaged the playdough in 1/2 cup disposable plastic containers and stamped it with a small heart-shaped cookie cutter before putting the lid on. Tomorrow we’ll give it to her friends with a hand-made card. If you had it, it would be nice to add a drop of a nice smelling essential oil, too.
There’s still time to do this one, and you probably have all the ingredients on hand already if you’re searching for a quick, kid-friendly project!