Rainy Days, Play dough and blueberries

We’ve had quite a few rainy days lately, so I thought it was time to make some play dough. We haven’t made any since last fall and our old batch finally gave up and got composted. I like homemade play dough so much better than the store bought stuff which is made in China, and it’s made with regular old pantry ingredients.
I used this recipe:
1 c. flour
1/3 c. salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 TB olive oil
1/3 c. hot water (if you’re using natural colorant, see the note below)

Mix together the flour, salt and cream of tartar, then add the olive oil and water. Knead until it all comes together, adding a bit more water if it’s too dry, or a bit more flour if it’s too sticky.

*Natural colorants:
We used beet juice, turmeric and cocoa powder to color our play dough. If you’re using the beet juice, use 1/3 c. in place of your water. If using turmeric, mix 1 TB into your hot water before adding, and for the cocoa powder, mix 3 TB into your hot water.

I had some old plastic tubs I saved to store ours in, which are the perfect size, but canning jars would work wonderfully as well.

It’s blueberry season again, and our house is excited. We’ve been to pick once already, but have another trip planned. Our first batch of blueberry pancakes have been made, and blueberry muffins are on my to do list.
Eleanore wasn’t much help filling the bucket, but she did pick quite a few. I just can’t figure out where she hid the berries she picked 😉

Knitting is slow going right now. Some days I’ll be motivated to knit, and others not so much at all. The heat we’ve been having doesn’t help, but hopefully I’ll have something to update soon knitting wise.

Inspired by SouleMama. {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


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