16) Make Play-Doh
The days of summer are dwindling down. The first day of Fall is Sept. 22 and we still have plenty of stuff on this list.
School has started for the kids and for me. The kids started two days before I did and I greatly enjoyed being the teacher for those two days! Things must be going pretty smoothly in my absence because everyday when I come home from the law school, all the kids’ work is done and they have all kinds of neat things to tell me about. They had an art lesson the other day on drawing realistic eyes and they were amazing. Yesterday, I was home by noon and was able to join in on their afternoon music lesson. They are learning about Debussy and we listened to Afternoon of a Faun. The music was so relaxing that I fell asleep. Seriously. Jose and the kids didn’t, but I was out like a light.
We are still trying to squeeze in our bucket list activities in where we can. There’s no dance this week, so we have time after school.
We actually made this Play-doh last week, but my computer was being repaired so I couldn’t share it with you until now.
I got the recipe from Playdoughrecipe.org. I had to change the amount of flour we used, but other than that, the recipe is the same.
Jello Playdough Recipe
1 1/2 c. plus 1/4 c. white flour
2 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. cream of tartar
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 c. warm water
1 3 oz. pkg. Jello
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a dutch oven or big sauce pan. Stir until thoroughly combined.
2. Cook over low heat for approximately 20-30 minutes. Keep stirring so the bottom doesn’t burn.
3. When it thickens into a big ball, remove from pan and allow to cool on a piece of wax paper.
4. Once cooled, begin to knead it. You will most likely need to add additional flour at this point because this dough was very sticky for us. So sticky that I knew I was going to find it everywhere… A few handfuls at a time, I probably added about 1/4 cup of flour here.
5. Throw in glitter, if you have some on hand and so desire (we didn’t this time).
6. Have fun!