We've been busy making play-dough and colouring it using natural dyes. It's loads of hands-on fun and Stanley is at that age where he is curious about everything and just wants to do everything!
2 cups of flour
2 cups of warm water infused with natural dye
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
For the colours we use:
Red cabbage for purple (the colour in the photograph above)
Beetroot for reds
Greens for green!
& tea bags for browns
We make an infusion with hot water and our chosen vegetable, when the water has boiled then cooled down to a warm temperature we mix all the ingredients together in a large pan over a low heat. When it all comes together into a big lump we turn the heat off and keep stirring until a perfect play-dough consistency is reached. Hours of fun!
p.s. poor Stanley had his hair cut by his older brother the other day, just look at his crooked fringe!