Thanksgiving is the big holiday around our house. We love having our kids, grandchildren, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends join us. Besides catching up on each others’ lives and eating (alot!), we usually end up doing something crafty in the afternoon. Last year it was playdough! I’m including my no-fail recipe for homemade dough, which got us through hundreds of rainy days and school projects through the years, but our guests made the ones in the gallery below with a 24-pack of the storebought brand.
Homemade Playdough: Mix 1 cup flour, ½ cup salt, 1 cup water, 2 t cream of tarter, 1 T cooking oil, and a few drops of food coloring in a pan. Cook on top of the stove, stirring constantly, until everything pulls together. Dump onto counter and knead. Store in covered container. ♥
The pig has to be Greg’s work of art!
Yup . . . Greg Bryant. He used to draw his pipe-smoking pig on the chalkboard above my parents’ telephone at the farm, and his 3-dimensional version is just as good! 🙂
More playdough this year? Macaroni necklaces? Paper bag puppet plays?
New playdough, new markers and crayons, lots of paper, pipe cleaners and beads for bracelets, felt and yarn for doll pillows, loom and loops for potholders . . . for starters! 🙂
Hooray! Can’t wait!!
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What fun! and what a great inexpensive craft idea to entertain the children.
OK I admit it. I would enjoy it too!
You can tell that the grownups played as much as the children did! 🙂 And that will probably happen this year as well. 🙂