Easy-peasy Fun!

I have been reading a book called Eat, Nap, and Play as part of TLC Book Tours.  On Monday, April 26th I’ll be posting a review of the book and hosting a giveaway.  In the meantime, I’ve been reading, highlighting points I’d like to remember, and really enjoying this book!


Today I wanted to do something fun with the boys so I turned to Eat, Nap, and Play for some ideas (of which there are many).  Homemade play dough!  Of course!  I haven’t made this stuff since Big Sister was an only child and it’s just so easy, but I had misplaced the recipe and just forgotten about it.  Eat, Nap, and Play had the recipe, so Big Brother and I set to work.  A perfect project for us to do together.  It turned out well and he and Little Brother had a blast playing with it for about 30 minutes or so. 




Did you notice the right side of Big Brother’s face?  Poor guy fell down the front porch steps and scraped himself up pretty badly.  He knocked Little Brother down in the process and they landed in a heap.  My, my, my… boys.


Play Dough
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
food coloring of your choice

I mixed the ingredients in my mixer with the dough hook until it was nice and smooth.  Voila!  Have fun!

Comments

  1. Brook says:

    Fun! I think we will try that today!!

  2. He & Me + 3 says:

    Ouch on the face. I love making homemade playdoh…it is so soft and fun to play with.

  3. Evelyn says:

    Hi it’s Evelyn, co-author of Eat, Nap, Play. Jenny, so glad you guys had fun with homemade play-do, Robyn’s “classic” recipe!

    Hope everybody enjoys the simple, special times with the kids – it really (!) does not have to cost a ton to have a great, feel-good time with the little (and not so little) ones.

    Enjoy the book and feel free to review!

  4. Lyns says:

    Hey there, thanks for visiting and for your blog.

    You have VERY cute kids. I haven’t heard of that book Eat Nap Play but will come back for the review.
    xx

  5. Amber says:

    Hello lovely!!!!! How fun…and FREE! I love that combo!!!!

    Visiting from SITS:)

    I have a FREE giveaway on my blog right now. Come by and check it out. It’s a piece of Le Creuset…need I say more?

  6. Ann says:

    I remember making play-doh. Now my kids are into making ice cream in Ziploc bags. (As long as it becomes something they can eat, they’ll make it!)

  7. I love things like this…mixing it up is half the fun!! :)

  8. Homemade play dough is the best! Gotta love it!

    Stopping by from SITS

  9. i love it! we just made some the other day, too…how simple, and so much fun! and hours of entertainment!

  10. Amy says:

    There are few things in life better than homemade play dough! I can tell a good time was had by all….

  11. Jenny says:

    Using a dough hook is such a clever idea. I make a similar recipe from preschool but we put two packs of unsweetened koolaid (same flavor) in each batch and it makes it a bright color AND it smells good!

  12. Lyns says:

    Hey there, thanks for visiting and for your blog.

    You have VERY cute kids. I haven’t heard of that book Eat Nap Play but will come back for the review.
    xx

  13. Evelyn says:

    Hi it’s Evelyn, co-author of Eat, Nap, Play. Jenny, so glad you guys had fun with homemade play-do, Robyn’s “classic” recipe!

    Hope everybody enjoys the simple, special times with the kids – it really (!) does not have to cost a ton to have a great, feel-good time with the little (and not so little) ones.

    Enjoy the book and feel free to review!

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