Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cloud dough anyone?

Sorry I have been MIA lately!  I have been working on my adopted daughters paperwork to finally get her citizenship.  It has been a bit overwhelming to say the least.  We have also had some sickness, and my hubby was out of town last week as well! I am here though.  I am constantly thinking of things to share and then forget to get a photo, or have a hard time getting time to blog!

I am hoping to schedule my blogging time in more regularly and hope to sit down once a week and plan my posts that week ahead of time.  I have a host of things I have made recently that I planned on blogging about but have not gotten around to it like... a felt topped lattice pillow, a child's apron, carob power truffles with NO refined sugar what so ever and even tonight's dinner! We had a delicious 5 ingredient healthy breakfast casserole for dinner that was loved by all. I mean to share all this with you guys. I really do.  Life just seems to get busy,as I am sure it does for you all! So for now know that these things I just mentioned are a few things you can look forward to seeing more about here in the near future.

My thoughts today were.."It is snowing and no preschool for Dahlia!  We will make cloud dough. It'll perfect for the blog too!"  So we did and we had a ton of fun...but of course the camera was out of batteries!  I thought I would share it anyway since I know that this time of year affords a lot of indoor play time, and this dough takes the most basic of ingredients which you will all likely have right on hand!

I will warn you.. IT IS MESSY!! The best thing to do would be to pour it in a large shallow plastic tub that kids can easily reach into that will contain the mess. The under bed storage boxes would be great.   I used cookie sheets and a pie plate for my three eldest kiddos and that went EVERYWHERE!! I am thinking it would be GREAT outside in summer. :) In the meantime just do it in an area that can easily be swept or vacuumed.
So here it is without further ado the "cloud dough" recipe thanks to Tinker Lab
Photo from tinker lab as well since my batteries were dead in my camera.  I guess though that just gave me more time to play with them in it!

8 cups flour
1 cup oil (baby oil, cooking oil, etc...)
optional : scented oil like lavender or vanilla etc...

Need it to be gluten free?  Use rice flour or any other soft gluten free flour.  
I loved the fun soft texture and mold able capabilities of it.  We stored ours in a zip lock bag for later use when we were done.  It should last a while, that is if it isn't all over your floor already headed for the dustpan!

Grab a chance to get some fun play time in with your kids.  You won't regret it! 


kj said...

Ooooh, I can't wait to try this!

www.apronsandapples@blogspot.com said...

Should be a good time!