I am not a big shoe person. I normally get by with one pair of boots, one pair of tennis shoes and one pair of black heels. However, I saw these shoes at Target the other day and my estrogen must has been in high gear because I just had to have them. And they are comfortable too!
So I took the plunge last week and Hotrod and I made play-doh. Now I am not a crafty, homemade kind of mom, however, I search Pinterest high and low to find a simple, fun play-doh recipe for us to try on those days it was too hot or rainy to go outside. I found this neat recipe over at Suzis Crafts blog (click the link to find the reciepe) and knew it was the one, why, because I can't stand the smell of store bought play-doh!
This recipe used Kool Aid as the coloring agent and it was great. I will say we followed the recipe closely except after the first batch we decided to add 2 packages of Kool aid to make the colors brighter.
In the end we had a fun time making the doh! And I was happy because I was able to incorporate several lessons into one activity from money (buying the ingredients), reading the receipe, and measurements. Also I am not a professional photographer, the photos you see are taken from my iPhone from whatever angle I could get while helping out.
Mixing up the dry ingredients
What it looked like after mom mixed in the boiling water
I love it when I get an unexpected deal while shopping. Today I had a list of about 5 stores to hit while Hotrod was at Museum School and even though he has gotten better while we run errands, sometimes it is just quicker by myself. So I went to my first stop, Albertsons,
and when checking out I recieved a high value coupon for JoAnn's which was on my list 3 stores down!
I'll have a post about my JoAnn trip later and my next attempt at being crafty!