It all started when I got the recipe for Cinnamon roll cake pops, a guest post from A Night Owl on I Heart Naptime, in my inbox. I don’t have the mold to make the pops but I have a mini donut maker! Alex got a tube and we got baking, Nico came in to help.
This month’s dough for Lemon Lime Adventures’ “12 Months of Sensory Dough” is oobleck. For the uninitiated, some call it oobleck, some call it goop, some a beautiful sensory activity, but call it what you want, it is one of the simplest “doughs” you will be able to find, but it is the add-ons that give it distinction. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to make our own, so this is why we have taken a look around to see, which different options you have to use the oobleck and make it even more fun
I saw a corn starch dough on Paging Fun Mums and somehow it sparked the idea to replace the corn starch with baking soda. In June it was fizzy dough for Lemon Lime Adventures‘ “12 Months of Sensory Dough” series, but I was nowhere near having the time nor inspired. Now I had the time and I was inspired, so we went for it! Nico was excited as usual, when I told him it was fizzy dough I had tried a batch the day before with no color or anything, just to see the ratio needed, turns out unlike Paging Fun Mums I had a ratio of 5:1 baking soda to conditioner.
(Aug. 16, 2014) Nico’s birthday was coming up and we always do a birthday shirt for him, normally it’s an iron on image and a surprise for him the morning of his party/birthday. This year I wanted to do something different, we have tons of freezer paper we got in the US when we lived in Quebec but only used it once in over a year of having it, so I wanted to use that. Nico had asked to do more of the faux-tie-dye shirts we made 2 years ago, he loved spraying the paint. So I put the 2 together and Nico to work and we made some shirts! I knew he wouldn’t want to stop after 1 so I figured we could make some for his little friends coming to his party (lucky me there was only 3!).
At 30 cm/12 inches, this is the highest drop ever. Leaving the egg in for longer seems to have made a difference.
After seeing this on JDaniel4′s Mom, Nico really wanted to do it, he’s been big on experiments of late so it was not surprising. This is very simple for the parent or kid to set up but it does require patience, which Nico is working on, lol.
Today my mom blogger friend Ann from Doodles and Jots and I are writing about our experiences with Parkinson’s Disease for Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month (April). Read Ann’s story here.