If you know me, you know I am not a fan of summer. I sunburn easy and I don't tolerate the heat well, not to mention I have two of three kids that are the same. However, I do love summer nights, snow cones, and nature...in all it's beauty! In the past we've shared yummy healthy things to eat as well as natural things that are good for your hair and body. Today we decided to have some fun with it though. So, we made our own dye and play dough.
We've actually done this a few times and my kids love to see what colors we can draw out of different things and then what color they'll actually be when we mix it with the play dough.
This time we used orange peels, lemon peels, cucumber peels, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and nutmeg. All you do is boil about a cup of water with 1/2 cup or more of whatever you want to bring color out of. Sometimes it takes more or less, but part of the fun is the discovery :)
For the play dough we basically used what I call the traditional recipe, you know, flower, water, cream of tartar, salt, and vegetable oil. But for this project we made it in small separate batches, which makes it tons easier to add the color.
So, easy peasy. In a small pan combine 1/4 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of homemade dye (instead of the straight water), 1/2 a teaspoon of cream of tartar, 2 and 1/3 tablespoons of salt, and 1/2 a table spoon of
I also love this because if my 1-year-old, who eats everything, happens to pop some of it in his mouth none of it will make him sick :)
Hope you all are enjoying your summer.
The Letter 4