Here it is cold, rainy, and windy. Not a fun time to play outside. Reagan is convinced that he made it snow last Christmas (first time in 37 years it had snowed here on Christmas day). He had begged for it and it came! So, naturally he believes he "made" it snow. He thinks he can make it snow this year too. I don't have the heart to tell him we are forecasted to be in the mid-50's here on Christmas. I had to think of another way to create snow for Reagan... So, my little one and I decided to try our hand at snow playdough.
Here's how we did it:
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
2 tbsp of cooking oil
2 tsp of cream of tartar
1 cup of water
1 tsp of peppermint extract (optional but smells oh so good!)
iridescent glitter (optional but makes it sparkle)
Mix all the dry ingredients together. In a small pot, heat the oil until bubbling. Remove the hot oil from the heat and mix in the water and the peppermint extract. Then, mix the dry ingredients. Return to a low heat and stir continuously until it begins to get firm like playdough. BAM! Done! Put in a little glitter if you like... :) This stuff literally takes 5 minutes to make.
I let it cool a little on some wax paper.
I let Reagan be the glitter mixer! He wanted to pour the glitter, but I used my better judgement... :)
One happy fella!
He was a very happy boy playing with his snow playdough. He played with it all day and we placed it in a zip-loc baggie for tomorrow!
Oh, and I just had to show you Reagan's second loose baby tooth! You can even see the first one growing in beside it. I love 5 year olds! :)