Christiana LOVES taking off lids and putting items in and out of containers, as do many one year olds at this stage. It builds great fine motor skills.
I was busy trying to make dinner one day and gave her this little jar of beef cubes. She sat and emptied them and put them back in the jar for over an hour! They continued to keep her very busy all week!
Every mom should have a home-made playdough recipe on hand. I remember making playdough several times as a kid. Nicholas is at the age where he loves to help dump and stir in the kitchen. It's so fun seeing the transformation of "soup" into playdough.
Making an Indoor Snowman is my kind of Snowman!!
10 Minute Playdough Recipe:
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Water
4 Tsps. Cream of Tarter
2 Tsps. Oil
1 Cup Salt
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients and sift together well. Add water and oil and stir until well combined. Pour mixture into a small saucepan and stir frequently over low heat for about 10 minutes. It will turn from a soupy mixture into what looks like bread dough. Remove from pan and let cool. Mine wasn't sticky, but you can add more tarter if it is. I didn't add food coloring which would be so much more fun, but he still enjoyed playing.