A collection of fun activities for little hands!

Hello world!

on March 3, 2012

Messy Play for Every Day is a site for moms and dads to find ideas for creative activites at home.  Play is an art and is important for the development of every child.  I hope you find some new, fun activities to enjoy with your own children!

Perhaps the most used activity in our house is playdough.  I’ve tried lots of different recipes, but the best I have found is this cooked recipe.

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

2 tsp cream of tartar

2 Tbls vegetable oil

1 cup water

Step 1. Mix your dry ingredients

Step 2. Add the wet ingredients

Step 3. Cook over medium heat until it forms a soft ball in the center of the pan.  And you’re done!

This is a super versatile recipe that you can do a lot with.  To color it add some gel food coloring in the color of your choice to the wet ingredients.  To add scent, for oils, again add it to your wet ingredients and for spices add them to your dry ingredients.  You can make any color or scent you want and can even add glitter if you have a girly, girl like me who loves everything to have glitter!  To store it place it in either a zip lock bag or airtight container and it will keep for weeks.  Sit your kids at the table with cookie cutters, plastic knives, garlic presses, rolling pins etc for an afternoon of fun!


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