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CraftSanity On TV: Easter baskets and a dozen playdough eggs

This week I’m featuring some Easter ideas the won’t break the bank, and next week I’d like to feature some of your. Email me a photo and description of your Easter craft and I’ll post the best ones online and feature a few on next week’s TV craft segment. Please include your full name and city where you live, so I can credit you properly.

In the photo above, I recycled an egg carton and filled it with a dozen homemade play dough eggs. Here’s the recipe to make some of your own. (And here is my craft segment on Take Five & Company)



Ingredients:

1 c. water
1 T. vegetable oil
1/2 c. salt
1 T. cream of tartar (very important ingredient.)
Food coloring
1 c. flour

Saucepan & mixing spoon

Instructions:

1) Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar and several drops of food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm. (Note: Use more food coloring than you think you’ll need. The color will fade when the flour is added.)

2) Remove from heat and mix in the flour.

3) Mix as much as you can with the spoon, then knead the dough to get all the lumps out. Because this dough contains cream of tartar, it will last several months when stored in an airtight container or freezer bag.

4) Repeat steps 1 through 3 to make dough in a variety of colors.

Comments

Comment from Ida
Time: April 3, 2009, 12:41 pm

Loved the video. I totally agree simplify and save money.

Comment from Elizabeth
Time: April 3, 2009, 4:41 pm

this is a great idea. most easter stuff is just junk.

Comment from Debbie M.
Time: April 3, 2009, 4:45 pm

Excellent job. Loved the garden glove flowers. They turned out really cute.

Comment from Nick Ramos
Time: April 4, 2009, 6:56 am

hey Jen! That was fun… you are getting to be quite the TV celebrity. I haven’t watched every clip, but I do enjoy watching you!

Comment from Rachel
Time: April 4, 2009, 7:42 pm

The eggs are a wonderful idea! I’ll be linking. And I *love* watching these clips!

Comment from Jennie C.
Time: April 4, 2009, 8:41 pm

This is brilliant. I know what my nephews are getting this Easter!

Comment from Marla
Time: April 6, 2009, 6:56 am

What a cute idea. I have made dough before with a similar recipe, although it doesn’t call to cook it. Would you know what the difference is if it is cooked or not? Thanks!

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