When Three Friends Pond was being dug into Fiddlebug’s playroom, a lot of rock was removed to make the little pond deep enough to hold water. Instead of just tossing the rock out, everyone decided that it would be a great idea to build a rock town for Fiddlebug and his friends to play in beside the new pond. Everyone had a lot of fun building the town, and Mother Dragon made sure that it all held together by melting the rock with her breath.
Mother Bat, who teaches at a preschool for young animals who are awake at night instead of during the day, knows how much fun building things can be. She also knows that unless you are like Mother Dragon, stones are awfully hard to build with, so she found a recipe that will let you make your own “soft stones” or anything else you can think of! You can even squish everything back together and start over if you want to change your creation! She calls it Homemade Play Dough, and Bart thinks it’s pretty fun stuff!
You will need an adult to make the dough for you, but once it’s mixed up and cools down enough to handle, you will have lots of fun creating anything you can dream up!
What you need:
1 ½ cups boiling water
½ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. alum
¼ tsp. food coloring
1 Tbsp. cooking oil
2 ¾ cups flour
What you do:
Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Keep covered when not in use.
Bart LOVES to build with his play dough when his friends are all sleeping and can’t play with him, but Mother Bat wanted me to make sure you know to be careful where you play with yours. Play dough doesn’t come out of carpet very well!
Being a homeschooling parent for 13 years and an independent author/illustrator makes a person learn quite a bit about a lot of things. Now it's time to pass it on!