Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jello Play Dough

Today is one of those days when I had to come up with something for the girls to  They gave up on their room (see yesterday's post) for now.  I'm not going to push them.  They know the consequences of their actions.....there will be NO PLAY DATES until the job is done.  It's their choice. 

Our second vehicle is not working at the moment.  Needs a new fuel pump.  Dan and Nathan drove out to the Dodge dealership to pick up a part and so it's just the girls and I.  The weather is very hot, very muggy and very buggy.  It's no fun going outside when you just get eaten alive by mosquitoes.  So, I decided to make some jello play dough.  It's not really a big deal, just something to do while we watch Toy Story 2.

Here is the recipe I use:

1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup warm water
1 3oz pack of jello (I had lemon)

Mix it all together in a Teflon pot.  Then, heat it while stirring until it gets clumpy.  Keep stirring until it makes a big ball.  Take off the heat and let it cool.  When it's cooled enough to touch, lay it out on a table with some flour.  Knead it until it's smooth.  Add additional coloring if you want to!  That's it!

I put mine in a Pyrex dish and spread it cooled quicker!

In order to make it a brighter yellow, I added some food coloring.

Then I grabbed a bunch of plastic utensils.

Not terribly exciting, but good enough for some easy fun!

What are you doing to keep yourself busy this Saturday?


Just Be Real said...

Hmmmm..... interesting and creative Nancy. Blessings.

Sara said...

Hi Nancy - Thanks for recommending using a Teflon® non-stick pan while making your Jello Play Dough. I represent DuPont and it's always a pleasure to see people recommending our products.

If you are interested in some edible recipes to look at for your blog, visit! Thanks. Cheers, Sara