It's a playdough making day. The idea must have been stuck in my head after seeing a playdough penis meatball tower on Hugzilla blog last week. Looking back at these photos of my son that I took last year made me realise it's been way too long since I made the stuff for him. If you've never tried making it yourself you'll be blown away with how easy it is to do. Growing up in a large family meant my mum was always making it.
My little brother notoriously became known as the goldfish murderer when he decided to drop all the playdough into the fish tank one rainy day back in 1992. They were over salted sardines by the time he was through.
Yup there's a lot of salt in homemade playdough. I used to put it in my mouth every time I played with it... on rainy days back in 1992.
By the time I was 11 my mum had enrolled me in a babysitting course, because once I hit 12 I would be legally able to babysit all (five) of my gorgeous younger
So what does an 11 year old learn at a babysitting course? Well, you learn to turn the handles in on pans when cooking on the stove. Because every 12 year old should be able to make Mac'n'Cheese for her charges. I was known in the neighbourhood for over-salting my macaroni and killing one of the neighbour kids. Just checking that you're still reading. See, it's a bad family habit, killing things with salt. You should have seen what we did to the slug family living in our garden. I'll spell it out for you - D-e-a-d pile of goopy-goo.
|Store it in the fridge in take-away containers for weeks. Or years if you're gross like that.|
And I still haven't learned my lesson because now I wife my husband and mum my child FOR F**CKING FREE too. According to the narcissistic and materialistic, Polly Phillips, in this article here, I should be getting a wife-bonus from my husband every year so I can go spend $750 on ballet shoes that make you fly. Oh, they don't make you fly? Damn. Then I'm not sure what the extra $700 I forked over for them was for?
Oh, the designer's name. Oh, okay - well then, that was definitely worth it. Chanel has a nice $700 ring to it. Worth it!
My son with his play dough in his designer highchair.
"I made it for you, kid ...
So shut up, look happy ...
and play with the mother fracking dough so I can take happy photos for my blog!"
No Cook Playdough Recipe
- 1 cup Salt
- 2 cups of Plain Flour
- 1 cup cold water (*start with 1/2 cup and work from there to get the right consistency)
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Food colouring
Work it (like the 12 year old babysitter I know you are):
Mix salt and flour together then add water and oil until combined.
Knead it: with the muscles yo mama gave ya!
Divide it: work the dough into 4 equal parts. Add a couple drops of food colouring to each ball of dough and work through. You may need to add extra drops of colour to achieve the colour you yeard for.
Play with it: This could involve killing goldfish.
*****Disclaimer - PKM in no way encourages or endorses goldfish murder, and is in no way liable should your child make salty sardines using this recipe in their freshwater fish tank.*****