Camp Funshine Day 4 & 5

Yesterday, we spent a lovely day at a friend’s house swimming and playing.  It was such a hot day and the icy water was just what we needed.

Today, my daughter has a playdate.  There’s nothing that nearly 4  year olds like more than to play with play dough.   So this morning I made this easy scented play dough.

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Not the best picture ever but I was in a rush!

 So here’s the recipe:

 2 cups of plain flour plus extra for dusting

1/2 cup salt

2T vegetable oil

2T cream of tartar

5 fruit or herb tea bags (we used spiced apple and chamomile)

1.5 cups of boiling water

 We added food colouring and glitter but this is optional.

In a mug steep 3 teabags in the boiling water and allow to infuse for about 3 minutes. Place all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.  Add the oil.  Remove the teabag from the mug and then slowly add the boiling tea water to the flour mixture. Mix as you go and keep adding the boiling tea water until the mixture forms a dough.  You maybe have to start mixing with your hands at some point.  Kneed the dough with your hands to encorporate all the dry mixture.  Turn out on to a floured board.  The mixture might still be a bit sticky.

Kneed some more and add a few pinches of flour until the dough is no longer sticky.  Break open the remaning tea bags and mix the herbal contents into the play dough until well blended.

I added blue food colouring and gold glitter at thist stage and kneeded well to incorporate.

There you have it!

The girls played with the playdough this morning and it’s now in the fridge wrapped in some cling film ready for next time.  They’re in DD’s bedroom playing babies and mommies.  It’s super cute to watch!

We were going to make cornflour slime but it started to pour with rain!  So the girls have been inside trying on princess dresses and tiaras in a kind of princess fashion show.

All in all it’s been a fun day!

Bright blessings,

Mama R

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