How & Why-Make This Easy Doh Recipe With Your Kids.
by Susie E. Caron (c) 1-25-15
"What can I do today?" young children often ask.
This may or may not be a familiar question in this age of electronics. However, it's ideal to have something else for your kids to do when they are bored, bugging you with endless questions, or needing a good old fashioned hands on activity. Activities, like the one below, will benefit you and your kids in these significant ways:
I saved this recipe I used when my own two children were little.
Now you can make this doh with your kids, and give them some creative fun.
Suggestion: Give them some cookie cutters to work with! Older children could make winter shapes or Valentines. Encourage them to use their imaginations & make creatures!
My Favorite Fun Doh.
NOTE: Adult is needed for the cooking step.
Mix in a saucepan:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
1Tablespoon Cooking Oil
Food color, or a package of unsweetened Kool-aid, if desired.
Cook this mixture over low heat stirring constantly until mixture forms a ball. (It works quickly.)
Remove from heat. Allow it to cool until you and the kids can knead it by hand.
This must be stored in air-tight containers, but keeps for weeks.
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Susie E. Caron
Susie E. Caron
These are from my former life with many current memories and helps for parents.
I retired from teaching, became a psychotherapist treating children and families and an author. After retiring I became a full time artist.
I recently reopened this parenting blog because I believe wisdom is to be shared.
Author of Chidren's Books,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, I want to help you build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, & books at a time.
When I'm not busy creating articles or paintings, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or playing with my Boxer, Josie.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!