First day of the holidays we made about 5 kg of playdough.. I was inspired by my new favourite mum/kid craft blog Filth Wizardry (I totally recommend you take half an hour and scroll through all her archives.. I did and have enough ideas to keep the kids busy all holidays :)
The much better one we copied from
So far we have made a Train World, Cupcake Cafe, Dino World.. am working on a castle them for later.
It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Bought 1 bag of flour, 1 bag salt and 2 containers of cream of tartar. I made three lots on the stove, the older girls mixed their's in a bowl with boiled water from a jug - the no cook recipe - The kitchen was covered in a lot of flour though!!
The best idea is to get them to create a world (grass, water, dirt etc) and add toys.... remind them not to mix the colours.. has worked so far :)
It has been ages since we have made playdough (big amounts of it - we have those tiny Playdoh shop bought ones) because our last house had cream carpet the whole way through.. even under the dining table.... is there some secret factory out there churning out cheap cream carpet making investors think it is a good idea for their rental?? So I stopped that sort of thing.. but we have been in our current house for years and there isnt ANY carpet in the whole house... so what was I waiting for??!!