Tuesday, January 5

Our Creative Day.

I enjoy school holidays with my girls home with me and so finding things to do can start to get difficult when we are now in week four so today I planned on keeping us busy with lots of creating. We started the day off with some painting on a plate and cup that will go into the oven tomorrow, these were a Christmas gift. Miss 5 and I were busy in the kitchen creating play dough, blue and pink and as an added sensory experience I added some coconut essence when I was manipulating the dough after I cooked it in the saucepan. After some one on one time with Miss 5 it was time to do some cooking with Miss 10 and use some of her new cooking utensils. We decided on making some afghan biscuits finishing them just in time for afternoon tea with our neighbour. My goal was to get a bit of sewing in but I didn't get any done but I did get some bias binding that I needed for the dress, so tomorrow I'll get a wriggle on and show you my progress. Thanks for coming by to visit, I'll leave you with this play dough recipe which I love to make.

Play dough
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 teaspoons cream of tartar

2 tablespoons oil
2 cups water food colouring

Mix together dry ingredients.
Mix together water, oil, colouring.
liquid into dry mixture and mix well.
Put into saucepan and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Knead into a ball whilst still warm. (add essence now if you want)


Smiles Catherine xox


  1. Wow you've been busy - what a great day! The painted mug and plate is such a lovely idea.

  2. Hi Catherine, Busy at your house! I love the quiet last post that got you ready for this one!
    Have a happy day today.

  3. Sounds like a lovely, busy day. The coconut essence in playdough is genius! The biscuits look divine. xo m.

  4. You are always cooking something! I need to cook more! You just seem like the coolest mom! I bet your girls adore you!

  5. Catherine, I must share this with you. After many years of making play dough I found a recipe that suggested to add boiling water. SOOOO much easier on the arm and was so much quicker and gave the same result...give it a go.


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