Option 1: Chevrons
Option 2: Crosses (Xs - how do you spell Xs? Exes?)
What do you think? I am leaning toward chevrons, but the Xs are nice and clean looking, too. Just pretend I have more blocks done than are pictured.
Look, babies already like it!
Second, I thought I would share my playdough recipe. Today we are home sick, so I thought we were due for a new batch of playdough. The last batch I made was in November! It is still soft, but it is red and green and we are ready for a change. The kids couldn't decide (DARK BLUE! LIGHT PURPLE!), so I chose peach.
This recipe is from my friend Vanessa, who I believe got it from her ECFE teacher once upon a time.
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp imitation vanilla (optional)
Combine all ingredients but vanilla in saucepan. Heat, stirring, over medium heat until it comes together but is still slightly wet. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Wrap in plastic and knead until fully pliable. Store at room temp in a covered container.
I was out of vanilla, so I added about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to it instead, when I added the flour.
|stir over medium heat|
|starting to come together|
|place in plastic|