Saturday, December 8, 2007

Edible playdoh

If your kids love playdoh as much as mine do, and always manage to get it mixed and dried out. This is a great recipe. My kids can even help make it, and if our littlest decides to try it, I don't have to worry. Besides, I can make this one, and not have to spend a fortune on buying enough for everyone! So here it is: Edible playdoh, not necessarily so you can feed it to them for snack time, but rather so you don't have to worry if they do eat it.

Boil 2 cups of water

3T oil

Add to a mixture of

2 1/2 c. flour

1/2 c. salt

1 T. cream of tartar

Knead it all together like you would bread (my mixer with my dough hook works well). You can separate it into groups and add food coloring. You can also add more flour to keep it from being sticky.

Store it in some old playdoh containers, plastic bags, or even if you have a stash of those disposable sour cream and frosting containers (if you don't give Mom or Grandma a "good" reason to get rid of some of theirs LOL). If it gets to dry add a little more water, if it gets to mixed together, throw it out a make some more!

Have fun!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Some pictures!

I just wanted to share some of the artwork of Amberlins. She loves drawing, and these last few weeks, she's been doing alot of it. So here are some of her latest. She's going to be 8 in a few months and we are looking into getting her some serious art supplies for her birthday. She runs me out of scrap paper and pencils constantly. No she has never had lessons, and yes that is something we do hope to change. She just draws whatever suits her fancy. I have gotten her books from the library about "how to draw", she loves them. She goes thru the book and than goes to town.


This is one of her favorites. It's a watercolor picture she made on a huge piece of poster board. This photo doesn't do it justice. It made it blurry.