Thursday, June 14, 2012
Pick a Peck of Pickled Playdough
Let me just say, I didn't set out to make pickled play dough. My original idea was to make fresh minty garden play dough. But I didn't have any cream of tartar. Every recipe you see says to use cream of tartar. I searched and searched and finally found a suggestion that the cream of tartar could be substituted with vinegar. Well, I always have vinegar on hand! So I made my batch of play dough, colored it a minty green, and added my mint extract.
I even took a picture of it with all the garden herbs I planned to give the kids to explore! Doesn't that look fresh and inviting?
But no matter what I did I couldn't get rid of that vinegar smell. It didn't smell fresh and minty. It just smelled like pickles!
The wise words of my 13 year old come floating in to my head, "Don't fight it mom. Just go with it." And so I give you our extra smelly pickled play dough!
Play Dough Pledge with NurtureStore, The Imagination Tree and Sun Hats and Wellie Boots this week and tried something new with play dough, and this was definitely new!