I can't think of a better video to take inspiration from.
Some of you may have seen it before (especially P.T.L. students about 2 years back- I think I made you all watch it... twice).
We're in a moment of time full of limitations, factors and elements we can't control. But just because that's the case it doesn't mean we can't work within those boundaries to create, connect and make our time a little better than it was.
Phil Hansen is my second favorite Ted talk of all time. I recommend you watch it and then see what you can make of the rest of your crazy day.
love- Ms. E
By now you and your family are probably going a bit stir crazy.
So what to do with that every so familiar refrain, "I'm bored"? I hope you can use this blog to help fill some of those endless hours.
I want to start off with one of my favorites, one that combines both science and art (we all know how much I love to do that).Let's make some squishy play dough! You probably have everything you need in your kitchen pantry, so let's get started.
Step 1) In a medium sized pan (yes a pan) mix the following:
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Cream of Tarter OR 9 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (OPTIONAL)
5-7 drops Food Color (Also OPTIONAL)
Step 2) After mixing the ingredients well in the pan, place the pan over medium heat and stir continuously. The mixture will thicken and form a ball in a few minutes (depending on stove temperature).
Step 3) Carefully place the dough ball on a floured surface, the dough will be HOT. Let the dough cool for 5 minutes or so, until it is no longer hot, but still warm.
Knead an addition 1/2 cup or so of flour into the ball. You may need to add a bit more, you want your dough soft but not sticky.
Note: If you don't add food color, your dough will be white, by try using food color to make different colors. Maybe make 3 batches; 1 of red, yellow and blue and mix pieces together to see how many different colors you can make.
Note again: The cream of Tarter or the lemon juice acts as a preservative and will help extend the dough's shelf life, but neither is necessary. The salt will also have preservative qualities.
Salt dough is conductive, so feel free to experiment if you have kits such as snap circuits. We haven't tried the recipe yet with gluten free flour options, so if you do, let us know how it works!
Have fun making and creating! -Ms. Kathy