Monday, February 13, 2012
Red velvet Play Dough (not edible)
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup salt
2 cups hot water
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 Tbsp cream or tartar
Several drops of red food coloring
Mix all ingredients well in microwave safe dish. Microwave in one minute increments stirring well in between. Normally takes 3-5 min to get play dough consistency. Let cool and knead.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
My Homemade Montessori. I really liked the idea of putting little treasures in salt dough and thought we could make hearts for Valentine's day.
We mixed up some salt dough 1 cup salt, 2 cups flour, 1 cup hot water- mix well.
Roll out some dough.
Cut out hearts. I got the heart cookie cutters at Dollar Tree.
Let your hearts dry. I tried letting them air dry but after a day they were not dry so I put the in a 200 degree F oven for an hour. I didn't want to go any hotter them that for fear I might melt the plastic decorations.
After the were dry I added a generous coating of Mod Podge. I had to stick some of the treasures that fell off back on too. Let the Mod Podge dry and hot glued on heavy duty magnets.