Its time for Kids Co-op. Link up your kids focused posts and have a look at what the other talented parents, teachers and care givers have been up to this week. Here is what I am linking up:
(Goblin is 32 months)A while ago Happy Hooligans inspired me to have my first try at making cloud dough. It was a big success. Goblin loved playing with it, scooping it with his diggers and stacking it in his dumper trucks. But cloud dough is usually white. You can't successfully dye it with food colouring because most food colouring is water based and doesn't mix easily with the oil and flour. So I hit the interwebs and soon discovered a blog that could help me out: Familylicious came to the rescue with the idea of mixing in powder paint.
The basic recipe for cloud dough is to mix flour and oil at a ratio of 8 to 1. And all I did was replace 2 of the 8 cups of flour with powder paint (one for each colour). Powder paint is quite expensive and from this experience I have learnt that you probably don't need 2 entire cups to 6 cups of flour. So I would probably recommend
- 1 cups of oil
- 7 cups of flour
- 1 cups of powder paint (or ground chalk)
Most people use baby oil for cloud dough but seeing as we never have any in the house (because I have never found a slippery baby to be a good idea), we just use vegetable cooking oil.
moonscape and a huge tub of green tea and lavender from our butterfly play scape. He mixed these in with the rose petals and cloud dough. At this point the bean mix started to fly around the room and off the mat so I moved the container out into the garden.
Goblin enlisted his tractor ad trailer as a method of transportation for his 'cake mix'.
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