With New Years over my kids have already moved on to the next holiday, Valentine's Day. The girls have already been talking about what kind of Valentines they want to make and give to their classmates this year. Which brings me to the dilemma I face every year at this time, to give candy with the Valentines or not to give candy. My Kids of course want to give candy, because like every other kid they love candy. And while I don't mind my kids having the occasional piece of candy I hate to be that parent that hands it out to all the other kids. So this year I came up with what will hopefully be an option that will keep me happy and them happy, play dough valentines!
The temperatures around here lately have been very cold, that combined with the new little brother means we have been spending a lot of time at home and a lot of time playing play dough. The other day we made a new batch of our favorite snow play dough, a white play dough with glitter and peppermint extract. While we were playing with the snow play dough and talking valentines, I started thinking about making heart play dough to give all the friends. We used our snow play dough and an additional batch of red play dough made using my favorite recipe:
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 cup of warm water with red food coloring