Last Weeks theme over at www.unplugyourkids.com was "Thin". I was so behind this week that we did our challenge Monday morning before school :)
Brainstorming with the girls last week, they came up with - "Paper is thin - let's make something out of paper - Origami!!" My girls love origami as we have had many Japanese exchange students live with us who have taught them. On Sunday we recieved Nana a Japanese girl into our family - and you guessed it.. she gave the girls some Origami Paper!!
But this is the idea that I had mind.. It's a bit of a s-t-r-e-t-c-h for it to be counted as thin.. but hey I'm going with it.
I have made playdough many times over my 7 years as a mum. But not until I got a blog have I ever heard of Kool Aid Playdough or Jello Playdough... Now we don't have Kool Aid in Australia.. but we do have jelly.. so I have been wanting to try this for a while (* note Jello is Jelly in Australia and what you call Jelly in th US is called Jam here.. still following, got it?)
Jello/Jelly Playdough Recipe from Family Corner
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 (3-1/2 oz.) package "unsweetened" Jell-O
Mix all ingredients together and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until consistency of mashed potatoes. Let cool and knead with floured hands until dry.
Mix ingredients on Stove top
The Mixture was very "thin" to start with
But we kept stirring and stirring and soon it was thick
Our strawbery ball of playdough
Then it became "thin" again!
It doesn't smell as good as I had hoped it would, but that might be due to the fact that I used the 45 cent homebrand jelly and the colour wasnt as bright as the girls wanted so we added a little red food colouring.
This weeks theme:TBA