I know I've always been a little off the rails with the whole crafty-organic-handmade-is-always-better-mom business, but I felt I had drawn a pretty bright line between fun & crazy. On the wrong side of that line were things like diy deodorant, chicken keeping & homemade playdough.
Last night I made playdough.
And because crazy loves company, I'll tell you how to make it, too (ps: this shit is the bomb--smells yummy, is super soft & squishy & each batch makes enough for two or three containers full).
1 unsweetend Kool-Aid packet, whatever flavor floats your boat (this is mostly about smell & a little about color)
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar (easily found in the baking aisle in the supermarket)
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
*Dissolve the Kool-Aid in the water.
*Dump all ingredients into a saucepan & stir to combine.
*Heat gently over medium, stirring constantly. (At this point, make sure you like your color. You can add a bit of food coloring if the Kool-Aid isn't bright enough.)
*Once the mixture comes together (it'll start to clump up & pull away from the sides of the pan), remove from heat.
*Once mixture is cooled enough to touch, dump it onto the counter & knead until it reaches playdough consistency--it'll start out super-sticky, but just keep kneading, it'll smooth out after a few minutes.
*Store finished dough in little plastic containers if you're fancy, or Ziplocs, if you're not. (I'm going to be giving some out in Easter baskets for our little friends, so I think I'll fill some plastic eggs with it.)