right now :: colorful dough

IMG_2621IMG_2620With the consistent rains of this spring, my family has found themselves indoors a little more than usual. And with the excitement of the bustling world outdoors right now, things indoors were seeming a little dull to my little people. On a particularly rainy day, we made a few batches of all natural dough to add a new twist to our indoor world. We just used what we had on hand, nothing fancy. Here’s my rough estimate on the recipe:  1/2 cup flour; 1/2 cup dyed water (I used hibiscus tea to make pink, which worked pretty good. Some of the other, subtler colored teas did not work that great since I was using whole wheat flour. So, I resorted to using some of the kid’s watercolor paint dissolved in warm water and it served the purpose.) 2 tablespoons salt; 2 tablespoons cream of tartar; 2 tablespoons cooking oil. Mix together in a small pan. Cook over medium heat until your mixture thickens into a ball of dough. Knead with additional flour until no longer sticky. voila! IMG_2619And since you’ve used all natural ingredients (the watercolor paint could be questionable), when the stuff gets all dry and crumbly and the kids have lost interest, there’s a whole new round of fun when you feed it to your chickens!