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Drawing Dough-Creating Masterpieces 
Apr. 27, 2012 8:26 am 
Updated: May 10, 2012 1:34 am

lass="x_x_x_x_x_x_x_x_x_x_x_Apple-style-span" style="font-size:large">           Here is a fun recipe called Drawing Dough for your kiddos.     

My four year old granddaughter stayed with us for a week while her parents went out of town to a wedding.  Of course we had lots of fun. We went to Walmart to get the supplies for our art project.

     After all that shopping, we got thirsty. I let her pick her drink and snack. Although not a healthy choice, I don't think it hurts to eat junk food once in awhile.

Drawing Dough


 6 squeeze bottles, 2/3 cup  of flour, 2/3 cup of salt,  2/3 cup of water, and 1 heaping tsp. of poster paint or tempera paint for each color

I bought the squeeze bottles ($2.00 for 2) at Walmart in the Cake decorating section.


Add flour and salt

Add water

 Mix until smooth

 Add to squeeze bottles. Then, mix 1 heaping teaspoon of tempera paint or poster paint. I bought the paint at Walmart.

(By the way, I made the Monkey Apron for my granddaughter.)

     Using squeeze bottles is a fun activity to do outside. Don't forget the newspapers and painting smock.  My granddaughter made 4 beautiful paintings. The paintings will need to dry. When the art work dries it will look like sand. It is best to try to use all the mixture because it will thicken in the bottles.

Update: The next day my granddaughter made 10 more paintings for a total of 14. We turned the bottles with the lids upside down in a bowl to make sure we used all the sand paint.

Any art my granddaughter creates is a masterpiece.

She named her artwork Dots. 

Yellow Rose

Princess Dress


She wasn't interested in naming the rest of her paintings. So I of course named each masterpiece.

I found this recipe at: Drawing Dough

Drawing Dough
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My Granddaughter creating a masterpiece.
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Yellow Rose
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Apr. 27, 2012 8:41 am
What a fun and simple project with happy memories for everyone. Thanks for sharing the method.
Apr. 27, 2012 8:45 am
Marie-you are welcome. I think my granddaughter enjoyed mixing up the recipe as well as creating the artwork.
Apr. 27, 2012 8:46 am
Lela, this is great! Thanks for posting. It will be a fabulous activity for "Grandma Camp" this summer!
Apr. 27, 2012 8:49 am
Bibi-If you have more than one kiddo-you might want to double or triple the recipe.
Apr. 27, 2012 8:50 am
Very nice, Lela! This is definitely one to save for my girls!
Apr. 27, 2012 8:57 am
Hello Marianne-thanks. We have been busy bees. My granddaughter and I love to dabble in the arts.
Apr. 27, 2012 9:29 am
Where the heck can I get one of those? I am of course referring to the granddaughter. Way too cute.
Apr. 27, 2012 10:31 am
Raedwulf-thanks-we love our sugar dolly. Also, secretly I am a kid myself and I love creating arsty far-sy stuff. (Not sure if you can use slang on AR.)
Apr. 27, 2012 12:08 pm
Neat idea! I forwarded this to my son's gf for her niece and nephew (=
Apr. 28, 2012 6:58 am
Hi, xraybarb. the project made around 10 paintings before we ran out of the drawing dough. I think I would of called it Sand Paint instead of drawing dough because it looks like sand when it dries.
Apr. 28, 2012 7:28 am
what a cute idea :)
Apr. 28, 2012 7:49 am
Smonty48-it was fun.
Apr. 28, 2012 8:55 am
Love the Princess dress, she's a little Van Gogh! Very creative day! Love that little monkey apron, how cute!
Apr. 28, 2012 9:04 am
What a wonderful idea and fun way to spend time with your beautiful granddaughter! Her apron is adorable, too! I'll bet she loves to come visit you! Thank you for sharing!
Apr. 28, 2012 9:18 am
Hello, Wyattdogster. Nice to see you here. My granddaughter loves monkeys. Whenever, I start cooking, she grabs her monkey apron and a chair. Of course, I let her help me. She is quite confident at pouring and mixing now.
Apr. 28, 2012 9:21 am
Good Morning Mickdee. We always have some adventure or something cooking at my house. I love to sew and have several projects I am making for her. Her favorite baking is making sugar cookies. She loves rolling the dough, using the cookie cutters, and of course eating the cookies.
Apr. 28, 2012 1:51 pm
Hey, looks fun! I just may try that myself... my only 'grandchild' is a dachshund dog, ha ha.
Apr. 28, 2012 3:05 pm
Lela!!!!! I love this idea! Quite the artist you have there on you hands! Can't wait to have all three of my little loves together to try this! Love the apron!
Apr. 28, 2012 5:23 pm
Hello-Wendyws-Hey, go for it. My granddaughter is so much more creative than I would be using this paint. I probably would of made a house and a sun.
Apr. 28, 2012 5:34 pm
Hello Terry-fellow Grammy! Thanks. How are you? Your little ones always have fun at your house. I am sure Audrie, AJ and Daimien will love creating masterpieces with their special Grandma.
Apr. 28, 2012 6:38 pm
I shared your blog on facebook too...what a great fun project.. and that is one heck of a cutie you got there!
Apr. 28, 2012 9:30 pm
Thanks for sharing. I love the idea. Mason loves to paint and Makenzie might even give it a go. Loved the pictures of your little artist.
Apr. 29, 2012 6:47 am
Terry-thanks. My little granddaughter is my little cute hug bug.
Apr. 29, 2012 6:50 am
Hello, Kelli! Nice to see you here. I am sure Mason and Makenzie would love to paint with this sand paint. This would be a nice activity during the summer vacation.
Apr. 29, 2012 5:23 pm
Wow, that seems like so much fun. Thank you for sharing.
Apr. 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Hello Apple Strudel. Thanks, My granddaughter loved mixing up the ingredients as well as making the art project.
Apr. 30, 2012 5:40 pm
What a great project! I'm definitely stealing it to use with MY grandkids. This will be a great thing to do with them this summer.
Apr. 30, 2012 6:39 pm
Paula-hello. Your grandkids will enjoy the squeeze bottle painting. Some of the paintings do take longer to dry if your kiddos put a lot of the paint on one page. I dried the paintings on newspaper. One of the paintings, I had to turn over so the back would dry, too.
May 1, 2012 1:47 pm
Too cute. I must say she looks alot like my own grand-daughter Adrianna.I can just see her doing that too & having a ball!!!
May 1, 2012 6:16 pm
Hi Mimi, The Drawing Dough Activity was a fun project. I am sure Adrianna would love this activity. Thanks for stopping by.
May 1, 2012 8:42 pm
Great fun!!! Would the dough harden enough to make shapes for brooches. Looking for a jewellery project for a little girls Birthday party. Thanks for posting
May 2, 2012 5:27 am
D6-It does harden, but I don't know if it would work. Perhaps check this site out for a jewelry project. http://familyfun.go.com/sitesearch/results/q=jewelry%2520with%2520dough/
May 2, 2012 8:20 am
Thanks Lela, I will try that site,
May 2, 2012 9:15 am
D6-You are welcome-there are really cute ideas on the family fun site. I am sure you will find a neat activity for a birthday party.
May 2, 2012 10:25 am
Lela, what a perfect and fun project for kids. I can wait to try this with my GrandGals. Thanks for sharing the recipe. P.S. Your Granddaughter is just darling!
May 2, 2012 1:46 pm
So much fun for them! I think I saw this on Pinterest recently.
May 3, 2012 6:10 am
Hello Candice. Your welcome and thanks-my granddaughter is a little doll.
May 3, 2012 6:12 am
My Sweet Creations-I just love Pinterest-I posted some fun activities the same time I wrote this blog to remind me of all the fun activities there are for kids. Thanks for stopping by.
May 3, 2012 6:34 pm
Adorable idea! I love that she doesn't get her hands messy!
May 3, 2012 7:38 pm
Hi Jrbaker-my granddaughter enjoyed the process of using squeeze bottles. Now, she tells me we need buy squeeze bottles for ketchup and mustard.
May 4, 2012 11:35 am
What a cool idea Lela. Love the pix and that adorable little girl.
May 4, 2012 2:57 pm
Mauigirl-my granddaughter had a great time. I hope you take a lot of photos for the Vegas Roundup. I am so wishing I could go, but I have previous obligations. It sure sounds like fun.
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