Last summer, my friend’s kids held a book and toy sale to raise money for a charity bike race. Our vacation plans meant we’d miss both their tag sale and The Big Derby race, so I suggested to my five year old that we give them some toys and books to sell. Ryan quickly nixed that idea, certain that he had nothing to give away. Instead, he thought we could make something that they could sell.
He is a smart boy, my kid.
“Make what?” I asked excitedly, skipping past discussing how many toys he could spare.
Ryan thought he could make some of the cardboard bookmarks wrapped in funky tape he’d “invented” with his Nana a few weeks earlier. We had no funky tape, so we settled on playdough.
We made eight colors and Ryan named them all. He typed the names into my computer (aha! writing practice too) on the sticker label template.
We packaged the dough up in ziploc bags and set them up in a produce basket for our friends to sell at their sale. Pretty cute and we hear they raised a little dough for The Big Derby too.
Stickers: 1 inch Sticker Labels (Paper Source)
Font: Mad Science, download here
Materials: Flour, Salt, Cream of Tartar, Oil, Water and Food Coloring (we used regular and Neon)
Download: Playdough Color Stickers Template
Play Dough Recipe (LMNOP)
2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
4 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Combine flour, salt and cream of tarter in a medium saucepan. Add water and vegetable oil and stir until mixed through. Place saucepan on a medium heat and stir mixture continuously until the mixture begins to congeal. Take off the heat and empty dough on to some parchment paper. Be careful – the dough will be hot to touch. Split dough into as many colors as you’d like to make, then add a drop or two of food coloring to each ball. Knead coloring in to dough completely before setting out to play. This playdough lasts for ages if stored properly in an airtight container or ziploc bag.