Tuesday, December 6, 2011

6th Day Giveaway and a Tutorial!

I live in Northern California.  Not everywhere in California is sunny, but the weather here is awesome, and there is a lot of sun...we hardly ever see snow or ice.  In fact, I don't think 2 of my 3 children have every seen snow.  That is a little sad.

For those of you that live in warm places you will love this gift idea for the Holidays!
The California Snowman!

First Enter to Receive your Own California Snowman kit!
And if you want to share the gift with others...scroll down to find the play dough recipe and instructions!

6 ways to ENTER:
1. "like" us on Facebook - 1 entry
2. Share this giveaway on your Facebook page - 2 entries
3. Follow our blog - 1 entry
4. Share this giveaway on your own blog - 3 entries
5. follow us on twitter - 1 entry
6. tweet about us on twitter - 2 entries

Leave a comment for each of these ON EACH GIVEAWAY POST
and you can have up to 10 entries PER ITEM.
You are however, only allowed to win one item.   We want to share the love. :)


The California Snowman Tutorial

Snowman Play-Dough

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tsp vegetable oil
glitter (opt.)

Mix the dry ingredients.  Mix water and oil together in separate bowl
and then add them to the dry ingredients.  In a pot, cook the mixture
for 3-5 minutes on medium heat stirring constantly.  The dough will
start to pull away from the sides of the pot and stick together in a large
ball.  Take the dough out and add glitter if desired.  Knead it until it
becomes soft and smooth.  Allow the dough to cool and store in an
airtight container.  You can double and even triple the recipe!

Candy Cane Play Dough
Add red food coloring and a few drops of peppermint oil.

Gingerbread Play Dough
Add 1 TBS. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp. cloves to dry ingredients before cooking.  Careful...it smells yummy, but doesn't taste very good!

I just filled the jars 1/2 full so that we could fit the tiny embellishments in too!

I also included the recipe in my jars as part of the gift.  Remember to get creative!
We included googly eyes, pipe cleaner stick arms, buttons, and a tiny felt braided scarf and felt hat.


Lee said...

I love this! thanks for the tutorial and lovely giveaway! I am a follower!

Brady and Rachel said...

This is Such! a cute idea. Love it! My kids would like this considering we rarely get snow up here either. I posted on our blog www.bradyandrachel.blogspot.com