Saturday, March 8, 2008

Rainy Day Project I: Homemade Playdoh

Another rainy Sunday in Baltimore. I can't even tell you how desperate I am for spring. Although I am a crafter by trade, I sometimes have a really hard time coming up with rainy day craft projects to kill a couple of hours with the kidlets. Why can't I let my 10 year old break plates solder?

When I can't think of anything else, my go to project is homemade playdoh! Not only is the act of making the playdoh a project, but you are in fact making a craft supply. Two birds, one stone and a lot of fun! This is all you need:
1 c. flour
1 c. boiling water
2 tbsp. cream of tartar
1/2 c. salt
1 tbsp. oil
Food coloring (optional)
Mix and knead together. That's it! This playdoh is not sticky and does not dry out.
The images above are stills from a fantastic Sony Bravia commercial where they created a 60 second commercial using stop frame animation of playdoh bunnies running through New York City. You can read about it and see the commercial here. Happy Kneading!


Sweet Pepita said...

I love that commercial! This is such a perfectly entertaining afternoon project, too.

Sweet Pepita said...

p.s. I hope it rains again soon! This is gonna be fun.