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Homemade playdough {pretend} birthday cake

Homemade playdough {pretend} birthday cake

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It all started at Elliot’s (Grand)Papa’s birthday lunch yesterday.

Elliot and his cousins were running around looking for something to do when they found the playdough. After the excitement of a birthday cake, birthday candles were the logical addition to their lumps of dough.

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Excuse the flour…

I promised Elliot we would make playdough at home the next day. I even went to the store at 9pm and hauled home a giant bag of flour so I would be prepared.

We made the jell-o playdough recipe from this site (omitting the cream of tartar because I was sure I had some, then couldn’t find it, and as if I was walking to the store AGAIN in the pouring rain at 7.30am), and it turned out well.

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I pulled out birthday candles, spoon, knife, small spatula and some silicone cupcake liners. Elliot made this awesome giant layered birthday cake. Future pastry chef?

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Paper airplanes everywhere

Paper airplanes everywhere

paper airplanes

Elliot is obsessed with paper airplanes at the minute. Every remotely foldable piece of anything is handed to me: ‘Please make into paper airplane, Mummy?’

I’ve used magazine subscription inserts, construction paper, pages torn from Anthropologie catalogues – anything and everything. My own paper airplane engineering skills were clearly not doing it anymore, so I turned to Google. As you do.

My favourite designs are two from this sitethe Eagle and the High Glider. The High Glider, in particular, is great for the rather non-specific way in which three year olds throw planes. Judicious bits of washi tape hold it together through the many throwings.

What’s your favourite way to fold a paper airplane?