The kiddos and I made a new kind of play doh today after school!
Since store bought play doh has wheat in it, we make our own. But we are still looking for that perfect gluten-free play doh.
Recipe: 1 cup rice cereal, 1 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 3 TBSP oil, and food coloring of your choice. Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and whisk a few times. Then get your hands in there and knead it all together. Wet your hands if it is not coming together and seems crumbly and dry. Knead with your wet hands. Keep wetting your hands until it comes together nicely. If yours get too wet for some reason sprinkle more cereal in, a little at a time. It took several minutes to get it to knead together nicely!
This one was good for several reasons: it was easy to make, the ingredients were cheap, it was not sticky and held together pretty well.
One thing I did not like was how oily it felt and how oily it left everything it touched. I did not have any vegetable oil on hand, so I used olive oil. I wonder if that had something to do with this problem?
The kids had a ball with it, and today is the kind of day that the two littles need constant direction – so that made it a win! It will be interesting to see how well it keeps. I put it in the fridge.
These four bags are three recipes worth. I doubled the first batch and made three colors out of it after the initial ingredients were mixed. Don’t do it that way! The food coloring mixes much easier when you add it with the other wet ingredients! The yellow ball is one recipe worth.
Addie Mae has been down at Kayla’s today helping her, and I remember very well what a good team they make!
A blessed sister day…memories in the making!!
Happy end of this Tuesday, everyone!!