Tips-y Tuesdays: Homemade Play-Doh and Foam Hearts

Have you been cooped up and wanting some activities with your kids? Depending on the age of your munchkins, you can get some of their help. Since mine is still too young to even fully understand scissors and hot/cold, I made the crafts for him to play with.

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The first? You’ve probably made it already. But, since I’m a first time mom, (or FTM as they say in mom groups) I hadn’t yet, and remembered my mom making it for us. Maybe this is more for me than the Fudgelet since he wasn’t sure what to make of it.

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All you need to do:

Take the following ingredients and put them in a small saucepan over medium low heat:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 Tablespoon oil

Stir together and keep stirring until it thickens into a dough (a few minutes). If desired, add food coloring and stir it a bit. I had trouble stirring mine, so I kneaded the dough by hand (on wax paper) to get the color in that way. Let it cool before having your kid play with it, and then store in an airtight container.

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For the second craft? It was even easier. Buy some sheets of foam and use cookie cutters or other guides to help draw hearts on the foam, and then cut them out. Soak them in water and stick them up on your windows/sliding doors/etc.

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You can use any color sheets of foam, and do other shapes…but with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I was working on teaching the Fudgelet about this shape. He likes sticking them up, but also likes pulling down my creations (haha). What’s fun is you can stick them to each other and layer the hearts, too.

Have you been doing any fun, easy crafts lately?

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  1. Pingback: Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Fudgelet is 20 Months Old! | fudgingahead

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