I'm SO excited to have those behind us (?!?!)... maybe not, this IS the Pacific Northwest after all!
Anyways, Skyler wasn't quite two yet, so I wasn't sure how he would do with it, but he loved it! He is still a bit young to know how to make things, but he likes to just dig in with various kitchen utensils.
It was super easy and took probably ten minutes to make. It makes quite a lot too, so if you want, you could divide it and make a few colors out of one batch. I knew they'd all just get mixed up and turn that nasty brown color if Skyler got a hold of them, so I just did green.
- 2 cups flour
- 2-4 tbs Cream of Tartar (because I made three batches, I only had enough for 2 tbs in each and it worked fine)
- 2 tbs oil
- 1 cup salt
- optional – 10-20 drops food colouring (depends on the colour you want to achieve)
- optional – 1/2 – 1 tsp of fragrant or essential oils (you may want to skip this part if you are worried about kids eating it, but it’s a really nice touch. I used watermelon for the pink, bubblegum for the blue and lemon for the yellow.)
- optional - body safe sparkles
- 2 cups boiling water
Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and blend. Add fragrance and colour. Pour boiling water over dry ingredients and stir with a big spoon. I’m sure you can do this in a stand mixer, but I didn’t think of it at the time. If you are making several batches at once, add the boiling water to all of hem, then stir each one, taking turns. The mixture is really hot at this point, so it’s not safe for little helpers yet. Leave the lumpy mass to cool for a little bit, and don’t worry if the color isn’t at all mixed in yet. When it is cool enough to handle, knead until it makes a soft, smooth dough and all the color is mixed in.
Go try it for your littles, and thanks for popping in at Whispers of Joy!