To this day, some of our favorite memories place us at the kitchen table of our youth making batch after batch of homemade playdough
. Though it wasn't until later on in life that we realized we could dye our dough with natural options that create cool colors and make things extra exciting for the kids in your life. Kate over at Mini Eco
has made some of the most splendid and naturally colored playdough, in our personal opinion it's far more appealing than the store bought bright colors and is sure to keep your kids entertained for hours to come. First you can start by acquiring your ingredients, rounding up bark, heading to your grocer (in case you don't have some of the items from the list growing in your backyard) and preparing them to be added to your dough recipe.
Two of our favorite ideas from her home kitchen are the use of Oak Tree Bark and Rose Petals. Both are things that can be used once we've already enjoyed their beauty. Check the ground for fallen bark and pick those dead head roses that still have color, but are a little wilted. Head on over to Mini Eco to see the rest of the list and how to use them in your doughs (most of which involve boiling and reducing the liquid).
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