Thursday, November 3, 2016

Play Dough and Bulbs

A dreary November day calls for some fun ...

It's easy to make ...

2 Cups Flour
½ Cup Cornstarch
1 Tbsp. Powdered Alum
2 Cups Water – Add Food Colouring to Water for Easy mixing 
1 Cup Salt
1 Tbsp. Oil
Heat in a sauce pan, stirring constantly until mixture thickens into a dough consistency. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add a few drops of essential oil for nice smelling dough (optional). Knead till smooth.  Store in airtight container.
I made a half batch this time.

She loved playing with it as Elmo looked on.

Today on November 3rd I finally got around to planting the
special tulip bulbs developed to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017.

They are in the ground on either side of the arbor.
Here's hoping for a nice showing in the Spring of 2017.

A great way to celebrate Canada,
our "home and native land"!!!

We have so so much to be thankful for ...... 

Till next time .... how is your November beginning?


  1. Oh brilliant! I can tell that your little grandgirlie is very pleased with your efforts. What a smile!

    Doubly brilliant...planting those wonderful bulbs. I wonder if all my Canadian friends know about this...will attempt a link here in a day or two. It is probably too late for purchasing the bulbs??? I'd love to plant a few on my mother's grave. Off to do some searching...

  2. That little grandgirlie and her precious.
    What fun to plant those celebration bulbs. Hope they pop up well!

  3. Love your vibrant homemade play dough! What a big smile on your sweet girl!!! And nice planning on getting the bulbs planted for next fall. Can't wait to see what pops up!

  4. Homemade play dough is so much nicer in texture! I still can hardly believe your little grandgirlie is so close by now and you can enjoy these kind of everyday moments. I had not heard of the celebration tulips. They will be beautiful!


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