Just in case you are not totally overdosed on Thanksgiving ideas - here is one that I made the night before Thanksgiving last year when frantically looking for a fun idea for my girls. Here's what I wrote that night:
It's the night before Thanksgiving 2009 - and I was inspired by this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Playdough! However, I looked all around and did not have just the right thing to package it in, so I wondered what else I could come up with.
I used my Mom's recipe for homemade playdough and added some cinnamon -
1 c. flour (I used whole wheat because I had some very old ww flour in the freezer to use up!)
1/2 c. salt
2 T. oil
2 tsp. cream of tartar (I used baking powder because I didn't have any crm. of tartar!)
1 c. water
sprinkle of cinnamon
Pour oil in the pan first. Then, add all other ingredients. Turn burner on high. Mix together all ingredients. Turn burner to low and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool slightly and knead.
Store covered in refrigerator.
I made a batch of orange and a batch with no color - then used the brown for the stem (no color) and added some green to make the leaves. These will be greeting my little ladies at Thanksgiving breakfast tomorrow!