Saturday, June 16, 2012

VBS...and a Homemade Play Dough Recipe!

We had a great time blasting off into outer space last week at VBS! It was a joy for me to teach Little A's preschool class and to see Little E's smiling face when he would pop his head in from another class. And the best part...the kids learned about Jesus and heard the gospel message, while having a great time!

I made my first batch of homemade play dough and it was SO easy to do! The kids had fun preparing "dinner" for Jesus as we remembered the woman who poured out her perfume sacrifice of worship onto him at Simon's dinner table.

Little A made the pepperoni pizza, giant french fry, drink and cupcake for Jesus that you see pictured below!

We ended up using the dough again later in the week to prepare a fish and bread "breakfast" like the one Jesus shared with his disciples by the lake, after his resurrection.

Here is the recipe that I used...

1 cup flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup water

Mix all ingredients together in a cool skillet. Heat over medium, stirring continuously, until mixture gathers together. Knead dough and store in an airtight container.

I kept mine dough-colored since we were using it to make bread, but you could use food coloring (or kool-aid) to make it any color you wanted. You can even add glitter...wouldn't that be fun for parties or the holidays? For a yummy scent, add vanilla or peppermint extract, or even pumpkin pie spice!

As for the play dough tools, we used what we had on hand including rolling pins, cookie cutters, play dough scissors, stamps, etc.

Go here for 10 different homemade play dough recipes,  here for a step-by-step tutorial, and here to purchase your own play dough tools.

I may never buy play dough from the store again.

So excited to check another item off of our summer bucket list! :)

 erins photo

About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.

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