This brilliant idea, like most brilliant ideas, came straight from my daughter herself! I asked her what kind of playdough she wanted to make and told her to keep in mind that St. Patrick's day and Dr. Seuss Day were both coming up. She then said she wanted to make blue playdough so she could make her own Mulberry Street. What an amazing idea! I love it because it brings a book to life.
So we made the blue playdough together, and then flattened it out on her table and added some of the animals and Little People we thought fit the descriptions from the book, and then some of her own ideas as well since she was making it her own after all.
I also made a Mulberry St. sign for it by using a popsicle stick and ripped a Post-It note down to just the size I needed to write that at the top, and stuck it into the playdough.
If you're wondering how we made the blue playdough, here's our recipe:
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of salt
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- 1 TBSP vegetable oil
- Blue food coloring, as many or as few drops as it takes to get the color you desire
Put all the ingredients into a pot and stir them together with a wooden spoon.
Put the pot on the stove over medium heat and stir CONSTANTLY with the wooden spoon. Once a ball forms gather up all the playdough out of the pot and put it into a bowl. Once it cools down a little bit knead it until it's not sticky anymore.