For our September challenge in Lemon Lime Adventures’ “12 Months of Sensory Dough” the directive was: No Cook Play Dough. Now all of our play doughs had been no-cook, so Valerie found a recipe on the Kids Activities Blog, and their silky play dough. In the past our “twist” had been an “I Spy” inclusion, but you can’t hide anything in playdough, unless you want to keep it in there or have it fall apart all over the place, so we decided to do something we’ve never done before – let Nico do each and every step of the dough-making, including the measuring…
Now the beautiful thing about this dough is that you need exactly two ingredients, which makes it easier on the pre-schooler (and the parents’ nerves) for sure. We probably were more nervous about this than him, but he did great! Sure, not everything ended up exactly where we had hoped it would, but it turned out to be a dough that did fit its description as being very silky and smooth, so it came out as we had hoped. We had to add cornstarch a few times, but as the original recipe states, not all conditioners are made the same, so it took a little adjusting.
Now this is one sensory dough that had the most split reception. Nico did not like it much, because it was too sticky. Not that it was a full-fledged mess, but it was stickier than your average standard play dough. He made some dino tracks and also did various animal imprints that came out great, and rocks, because, well, they all look so different, lol, right? On the other hand Valerie was a big fan of it, she said that it reminded her of those banana marshmallows and that the dough feels cold and almost wet, even though it isn’t. The texture is very silky and smooth, but if you have it on your hand a little longer, it can get a little stickier. We would love to hear your take on it, fan or not?
The participating blogs are: Lemon Lime Adventure~Look! We’re Learning!~Glittering Muffins~Still Playing School~Little Bins for Little Hands~Natural Beach Living~The Eyes of a Boy~Powerful Mothering~Wildflower Ramblings~I Heart Crafty Things~Delightful Learning~The Life of Jennifer Dawn~Sugar Aunts.
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