Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Play-dough and volcanos!

I was checking out some new blogs this morning, well, blogs that are new to me, and I came across this awesome mama who is now being followed by me :). She shared a post about making play-dough with her son and then turning it into a volcano. I thought that sounded like a pretty fun time with the little man, so we got to work. The recipe is as follows, now I don't know if there is more than one play-dough recipe, but this is the one she shared and it worked for us:
1/4 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/4 cup water
I measured everything in separate measuring cups and let Ryan do all of the pouring...
He was a little skeptical when it came to the kneading with his hands part.
It didn't take him too long to warm up to the idea though.
Olivia is not sure at all, I don't think she thought it was a very good idea at first...
After a few she thought it looked like good fun too, and even sampled a little to find out it tasted horrible, I wish I would have caught that on camera.
Hulk had to get in on the action, this is Hulk sporting an artists hat, made by Ryan.
Enough of that, let's do a volcano! So she recommended using baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring. I poured baking soda in the hole, and then mixed the vinegar and food coloring together and let Ry do the pouring!
Let's do it again mom!
Thank you for the awesome idea Staci!


Staci said...

I'm so glad he enjoyed it!

I'm sure it doesn't taste too hot, I can only imagine her face.

A Psych Mommy said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Love the hat on Hulk!

Gena said...

That looks like fun!!!

The Petersons said...

Oh, my son would love this! I'm going to try it for sure, thanks!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

That volcano looks cool. I may have to try that one with my kids.