Monday, November 17, 2014

Celebrating World Prematurity Day with Preemie Inspired Play Dough

Today is World Prematurity Day!  Who are you celebrating?  Are you doing anything to honor this special day?

It's no secret:  Today, I'm honoring my daughter, Emily. She was born weighing one pound, eight ounces. Now, she is 22 months old (19 months adjusted) and a whopping 20 pounds. She enjoys singing, dancing, and finger painting. I am proud of her each and every day. 

I am also celebrating other preemies and their families. I am thankful to have the opportunity to meet other preemie parents and learn from them online and through various mission-driven organizations. 


This month, I am featuring a handful of preemie moms on the Preemie Blessings website. Just a few days ago, I retold my preemie story. I also interviewed preemie mom, Rebecca

This week, I'll be interviewing preemie mom, Jessica, and preemie mom, Mary. Next week, we will hear from preemie mom, Nancy. 

Each of these incredible moms has an amazing preemie story. I hope you have a chance to read them. 


In honor of World Prematurity Day, I read "Bentley's Preemie Blessing" to Emily. I also decided to make purple preemie inspired play dough. If I can make this play dough, then anyone can! Here's how:


2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups boiling water
A few drops vanilla extract (optional)


Heat the water. While the water is heating, add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl. Mix. Next, add the vegetable oil. Once the water boils, add it to the mixer bowl. Add purple food coloring and a few drops of vanilla (optional). Mix the ingredients. 

Note: I used a hand mixer. I found that the end product was a bit dry, so I ran a light mist of water on the play dough. hen, I massaged the water into the play dough by hand until it was the appropriate consistency. 


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  1. I love the purple color! It looks like the color of the light that babies in the NICU sleep under. :)

  2. I didn't know purple food coloring was in existence. In the old days it was a mix of red and blue and hope you got it right.