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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My New Favorite Play Dough On Earth is Almost the Same Thing as Getting a Hand Massage at a Luxurious Spa


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.

Have a great summer all and don't forget to visit me at Do Try This at Home, since that's where I mostly hang out internet-wise these days!

6 comments:

MarkD60 said...

I was thinking this morning, "Twipply hasn't posted in a while, wonder where she is?" and here you are!

Jill said...

Hi Mark! I'm hoping to find more blog time once summer break comes around!

Tracy said...

I remember making play doh for the teachers at my daughter's school when they were young, but don't remember making it like this, so cool.
I have to say again that your little one is so flippin adorable!!!

Arizaphale said...

The last time I tried to make play-doh for Sunday School, it was so sticky the kids laughed at me! This one looks nice though.
PS: I've finally put up the ugly blog post I've been promising for 18 months.

Bruce Johnson said...

Those large black pans are from Home Depot. They are usually in the concrete section for mixing concrete, but we use them as cat litter pans, since we have 4 cats. So the first thing that I thought was that your toddler was playing cat litter.

Jill Morgenstern said...

Thank you Tracy!!!!

Arizaphale - You can always just keep adding flour until it's not sticky anymore!

Bruce - I LOVE the bucket! I put her in the makeshift cat litter pan ALL the time! I figured it came from Home Depot or Lowes. I found ours in the garage. :-)

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