It's that time when the school year is plummeting top speed toward summer break and the entire school feels as if it's about to get a speeding ticket at any given moment. Obviously the perfect time to pull out all the stops at home too, and head for the messy zone.
To that end, I discovered my new favorite-play-dough-on-earth. I made it a little differently, because I didn't want to waste my good vanilla or good cocoa on something that would ultimately end up in the trash.
I can't even stand store bought play dough. Or chalk for that matter. And that's why I'm a preschool teacher.
But the coconut oil and oatmeal feel so nice, and coconut oil is supposed to be GREAT for your nails. So here's what I did:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup water
2 tablespoons coconut oil
a few drops of orange essential oil (for smell, because I didn't want to use up my vanilla. I think you could use anything)
Stir dry stuff together, stir in water and oil, knead in coconut oil. Knead for three minutes.
Now that I'm looking at the recipe more carefully (which I hardly ever do), it says one cup of flour and two cups of oatmeal, which probably would have come out EVEN BETTER.
Do Try This at Home, since that's where I mostly hang out internet-wise these days!