We made some play dough the other day, and it was one of my favorite homeschool activities yet. I know, I know- I said I would never be a homeschooling mama and here we are, 33 school days in and loving it. I'll share more thought on that adventure soon. For now, let's stick to the dough.
One of my closest friends who happens to be my neighbor (I'm pretty lucky) inspired me to try the version found here, featuring cream of tartar. I will say, we didn't have enough salt and I think I added too much flour, so it was a little drier than it should have been, but it was still pretty great.
The directions said to add food coloring to the mix before adding the flour, but we opted to add it at the end, so we could have more color choices. This made for a cool marbled effect to the dough.
Then, THEN, Mitchell decided to form his dough into planets. I wasn't even planning on science class that day, but it snuck right on in. He chose which planets to create, making sure they were the appropriate colors.