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Haik-ouped Up Friday

Haiku FridayAll it really took
Was some thought and a website
Hours of fun ensued

Despite being artsy-fartsy and a graphic designer, I’ve never really been that crafty. I also don’t really share anything unless I am ΓΌber excited about it. And just so you know, I’m also not one to forward e-mails just for the sake of it, so if you get one from me, you’ll know it has to be good.

Last week when it was still really cold, I had been looking for an activity to do with Ian. I had a wave of inspiration and tried hunting down a cookbook my MIL had given me eight years ago (Bryan brought it with him to CA when we first ‘met’). It’s full of recipes from her and a bunch of her neighbours and friends. One of the recipes in there is for homemade playdough. I searched forever and couldn’t find it, and was now kicking myself for mentioning it to Ian beforehand and getting his hopes up.

I resigned myself to coming up with another less inventive idea, but then remembered a vital fact: Life comes with the Internet! Not only did I find a brilliant playdough recipe, it smells awesome too!

Kool-Aid Playdough

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 packages Kool-Aid (you decide the flavour!)
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons oil

    1. Mix dry ingredients, add wet.

    2. Knead until smooth (careful — it’s hot! may take a minute or two before you can really ditch the spoon and get your hands in there!) You may need to add extra flour for desired consistency. (Though I never have had to!)

    3. Now grab your cutters and rollers and other playdough toys you like and have FUN!

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