Friday, 8 June 2012

Playdough Note!

I love playdough!
I love books!

It's winter and the 'chill' is in the air, the jumpers are on, and the fireplace is going!
BUT, the kids are board!

It's playdough and book time.

Making your own playdough is fun and very easy. Plus the warmth of the dough as you knead it together, warm out of the saucepan, is simply "pure wonderful" on chilled hands. Make it any color that is requested and add glitter for fun.

Playdough will provides hours of "it's too cold to go outside" fun for my girls. (Ok, in my case it's: " I have work to do and being winter I can't just chuck the girls outside to play." :) - you all know what I'm talking about!! )

I also love book time. Snuggling together reading a book with my girls is my fave.
It is priceless to watch their little face's, beam and giggle, or get lost in a moment from a book. It's a wonderful way to spend time with your children. Winter is the perfect time to grab a blanket, a new or old favorite book and read away.

So when it's chilly and the jumpers on are and the fireplace is going - playdough and books are the way to go - (and chocolate!!! it's always the right time for chocolate).

Check below for a book giveaway and my playdough recipe.















I have one copy of this book (above in picture) to give away. 
It is fabulous and a very fun read to have with your child. It's interactive and will make you and them giggle.

To enter:
1. This one is for Australian residents only.

2. You must be a follower of the dot dot blog via this blog or the Facebook page. - If you have not joined see the right side bar and choose your option.

3. Leave a comment below letting me know you 'follow', then share with us, "what your favorite children's book is at the moment?".

Terms and conditions: Winner will be drawn randomly and announced on the blog next Friday 15th June 2012.  Winners will need to contact dotdot@westnet.com.au so dotdot can receive postal information. If no response is received within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. The giveaway is open from 12pm Friday 8th June 2012 till 12pm Friday 15th June 2012. 

I can't wait to read your fave books.

PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

1 cup of plain flour 
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon of canola/vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of  bi-carb soda
1 cup water
some drops of food coloring - your color pick.

Add food coloring to the water. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan, stir together over a medium heat (do not burn) until mixture comes together and get's thick and clumpy. Remove dough from the saucepan it should not be too hot so you can still touch it, or allow to cool on board slightly if it is. Use your hands and kneed the warm dough together until it's smooth. Add any glitter, when it is cool. Play time!



Ps. Don't you just love pudgy little fingers in playdough!!!





2 comments :

  1. Hi Elizabeth! I love the sky playdough! and I agree, nothing better than home made playdough, we love it here too and currently have galaxy playdough!
    I have followed you on facebook, love your blog and the sweet video you posted a little while ago - beautiful!
    Our favourite children's book at the moment is All Through The Year by Anna Walker. It is GORGEOUS, and just perfect for our Aussie kids. Thank you so much for the chance x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you so much Bianca for entering. As luck would have it you have won! I'll contact you for postal info. I absolutely love your blog and the galaxy theme is wonderful. My little girls fave color is black (yes black - of all things)so I am keen to try some black playdough, a galaxy theme sounds perfectly fun. I also be keeping my eye out for the children book, it sounds wonderful. x

    ReplyDelete

Chats with you are my fave.