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PLAY DOUGH - recipe


Most people these days buy commercial play dough as it's easier.

However, I believe that it's best to make your own as you won't have the worry of any 'unknown chemicals'!


How to make your own home-made PLAY DOUGH:




1 cup of SR flour (or plain flour and 1 sache of baking powder)

1 tablespoon of oil

1 cup of water

Half a cup of salt

1 tablespoon - cream of tartar

Food colouring of your choice


Put all ingredients into a saucepan and stir over low heat until the dough leaves the sides of the saucepan.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.



Pick a Box - Paper craft


 Making the 'pick a box' game:



1. One blank, square piece of paper

 2. Fold all four edges into the centre



 3. Turn the paper over and fold the four edges into the centre again making a smaller square



4. Fold in half again and press along crease lines firmly



5. Slip fingers into the square openings at the back



6. Now it's finished and ready for decorating



7. Colour-in each top square a different colour and write the name of that colour on the square



8. Open out and draw a picture on each triangle section. 
I chose to use the alphabet with the same colours I used on the top section.



9. Open out the triangles and write a special message there. 
On the very inside you can paste some photos of family memebers.
I used this game as a birthday card/game.



10. Opened out it looks like this.
Continue to glue pictures on the inside square until it is filled in each section.
Now it is ready to put back together and play.



11. How to play:
Put the thumb and index fingers of both hands into the spare openings and you can open the box in two directions. Ask your child to pick a colour and then spell the colour out as you open the box in alternate directions. On the last letter of the colour chosen the box will be open in a particular position, exposing the inside drawings. Ask your child to pick a picture, then you can spell that picture out; eg: CAR. Again open the box in alternate directions as you spell out the word CAR. When you stop, the box will be open again in a particular position and your child can pick a picture again and this time your child will open the picture triangle to reveal the message and photo underneath. 



12.  Ready to play! 





Pick a Box - Paper craft


 Have Fun:)