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Knives and Forks

The Puffins and Sparrows have been practising using a knife and fork to cut up their food.The session began with an excellent performance of what NOT to do when eating a hot dinner followed by a demonstration of how to use cutlery appropriately. After this, the children made food using playdough and practised cutting it using a knife and fork.

Why not make your own playdough food at home and practise using cutlery using our easy recipe below?

 

Playdough Recipe

Ingredients

·         2 cups plain flour

·         2 tablespoons vegetable oil

·         1/2 cup salt

·         2 tablespoons cream of tartar

·         Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)

·         food colouring (optional)

·         few drops glycerine (optional- adds more shine!)

 

Method

·         Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl

·         Add food colouring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients (colour optional)

·         Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough

·         Add the glycerine (optional)

·         Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*

·         (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)

Voila!