Thursday, 30 October 2014

RECIPE: Homemade Playdough

homemade playdough recipe using cream of tartar

Just recently, I heard something called 'cream of tartar' and that you can use it to make some homemade playdough with. Did I just make it obvious that I don't really bake much normally? Anyway, no need to get into unnecessary details here, right? 

Well, I found the packet of cream of tartar in the baking aisle of a chain supermarket in my area. I wanted to mention it here so that your search of it is much less painful and time consuming than mine was in case you too have never bought it before. 

The rest was much easier. I also bought my first ever food colouring pack and voila! I simply came home, stored them until kids were at home, then took them out one day and made playdough with my little helpers. I used same recipe on the cream of tartar packet (I used McKenzie's cream of tartar). It was super easy!


2 cups plain flour
4 tbs cream of tartar
1 cup salt
2 cups water
2 tbs cooking oil
Food coloring


Mix all ingredients. Stir over medium heat for a few minutes. When the mixture congeals, it is ready!

recipe for kids: playdough

Thursday, 9 October 2014


A step-by-step guide with best-selling needlecraft author and YouTube sensation Debbie Shore

By Shaun Wheatcroft, RedShed Writer
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Plant pots can sometimes look very plain and boring, especially in comparison to the beautiful flowers we often keep inside them. Thanks to this RedShed step-by-step video with craft expert Debbie Shore, you can turn old plant pots into colorful storage pots for around the home with easy to follow tips.
By using simple things that you may already have around the home, such as ribbon, rope, buttons and clothes, you can transform plain plant pots into fantastic storage solutions.

Through this video Debbie shows you how simple it really is, even something the children can get involved with. For more inspiration from Debbie visit the Arts & Crafts section of the RedShed blog.