7.13.2011

summer lovin'

summertime is a great time to remind ourselves to have fun. and to relax.... well it's the easiest time to remember anyways :) and with kids, it should be even easier.
unfortunately, we can't all just go on summer holidays... i wish! and those pesky responsibilities stick with us... i guess it's good for us, but sometimes, oh i wish i could just let it go. so i did! well just for a little while ;)

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the easter bunny got owen a kite this year, and it's already seen a fair bit of sky-time. i never really thought much about kite flying before, but it really is just a nice and relaxing activity...the hubs just loves kite flying and man does it ever make people happy. hahah. there's just something about flying a kite.. don't you think so?

and there's also playdough. so fun!

we make our own playdough here. cause you get much more, and also.. it just plain lasts a lot longer than the store bought stuff. and making the playdough is just as much fun as creating with it.

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so i thought i'd share the recipe we use.

1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp. cream of tartar
1 tbsp. oil
1 cup water
food colouring.

mix the first 4 ingredients in a pan. add water and mix well. cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3-5 minutes. dough will be come difficult to stir and form a "clump". remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes - add food colouring during kneading process.

playdough will keep for a long time stored in a covered plastic container, or plastic sandwich bag.

and that's it! see easy peasy. but you've been warned. this stuff is fun. enjoy responsibly ;)

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yes. that's a snowman there. but this one is a hip snowman who likes to come out even during the summer holidays ;) it's ok, he's allowed, 'cause he's cute.

how is your summer coming along? are you giving yourself an opportunity to let go and just be a kid? i'd love to hear what you've been up to so far. leave a comment, and let's just be kids for today ;)

7 comments:

  1. I just made my first batch of playdough not to long ago, the recipe said to store it in the fridge but when we pulled it out for play time the other day it was super sticky! Any thoughts? Do you refrigerate yours?

    ...boy was it ever a mess!

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  2. i never refrigerate mine.. sometimes the amount of cream of tartar can affect the stickiness..... what was the recipe you used? our playdough we just keep in ziplock sandwich bags and they keep forever.

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  3. That looks so fun! I'm tempted to make it for myself, haha! I definitely want to try your pizza dough recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi Rebecca! I just finished one sock. I have also added your button to my blog. I love your Blog! I just sent it to my friend who is looking for things to do with her toddler. I think the play dough will be a hit!
    Here is my blog
    http://theroguequilter.blogspot.com/

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  5. Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring.
    Up in the atmosphere, Up where the air is clear
    Let's go, fly a kite!

    Gotta love Mary Poppins... though sadly I've only flown a kite once and only for like 2 minutes.

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  6. haha yes, buffy breaks out into song! love it!
    sarah - let me know what you think of the recipe(s). what are your fav toppings for pizza?
    miriam - i just took a peek at your socks! they're adorable! perfect for summer. :) thanks for puttin' up my button!

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