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Sunday, January 2, 2011

28 Degrees makes for some good INSIDE ART !!

We're in the middle of a cold snap here in Washington, which makes it perfect for some good, indoor art!

a paper plate is the perfect background for a snowman... You could even take a nature walk outside to pick out some features for your snowman. Some twigs and rocks always compliment a good snowman & make the project memories that much more special.

While your inside on this blustery day make some play dough -- this is home made play dough and I wouldn't recommend keeping it for more than two weeks. It doesn't have any preservatives so after two weeks it *could* mold. Also make sure you put it in a zip lock or a rubbermaid to keep it moist!

In a huge bowl (with your kid helping, of course!) mix the following:

4 Cups Flour
1/4 Cup Salt
1 1/2 Cup Water
1 Tbl Oil (this really is important, it makes things WAY less sticky!)

Add flour or water to make it the consistency you want. You can always add anything to it for a unique experience. Our center added cinnamon to the play dough this week, but we've added vanilla, alm, nutmeg -- sky is the limit here! Also you can use just about anything to tint the dough different colors, normally I use food coloring or paint - but you can use juices too like carrot for orange or beet juice for red! You could also add a packet of your favorite Kool-Aid, but be careful it tends to stain easier than the others

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