Friday, February 28, 2014

Playdough Project with Jack

We are having three of our grandchildren stay with us this weekend.  Tonight we have Jack and then tomorrow night we will have Jack and his sister and brother.  He has only stayed here alone one or two other times in his whole life, and he is 5 1/2.  When you are the youngest child in the family, you usually have to share grandma and grandpa.  He has been a really good boy.  He went to sleep without any problem.  I think an all day kindergartener gets pretty tired by Friday.  Thinking that his parents might frown on me letting him play on the ipad for hours, I thought we should do something fun.  Recently I saw a new way to make playdough on Facebook.  It was so easy, we decided to try it.

The only ingredients it takes is 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part hair conditioner.  We used 1 cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of hair conditioner. Mixing these two ingredients forms into a soft silky dough.

The playdough is soft and not sticky.  It worked up well and smells good.  I don't know if it will remain pliable in a day or two, but Jack had fun with it tonight.  We didn't add any color, but it would have been easy to do.

First thing to do is pour the hair conditioner into the cup of cornstarch.

Mix it together until is starts to form a ball.

It is very soft and holds together quite well.

In a couple minutes it is ready to play with.

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