Today, I placed red and green food coloring into my kids' advent stocking to make . . .
Christmas Play Dough
(Christmas because it's red and green--that counts, right?)
1 c. flour
2 T. cream of tartar
1/2 c. salt
2 T. oil
1 c. water
Put all ingredients into sauce pan. Cook on medium heat until dough forms a ball. Turn out on table and knead until cool.
Press your finger into the dough to make a valley. Let your child drop red or green food coloring into the valley. LET SIT FOR A FEW MINUTES, SO LITTLE HANDS DON'T TURN COMPLETELY GREEN/RED. Show child how to fold and knead, fold and knead carefully until the coloring has soaked in just a bit. Then, they can knead their little hearts out, working the coloring into the dough. Repeat this process until desired color is reached.
This kept my kiddos busy for 45 minutes, at least!
Add festive cookie cutters and craft sticks for cutting.