Friday, October 21, 2016

Shaving Cream Playdough

What's better to do on a cold, rainy, afternoon than snuggle with a blanket - make playdough, of course! No need to run to the store; you most likely have everything you need in your cupboards. 

We rolled up our sleeves, cleared off a space on the kitchen table, washed our hands, and got started.  I put parchment paper down to protect the table and make cleanup easier for us.  

You Will Need:
Corn Starch
Shaving Cream
Food Coloring

 Mix together equal parts of corn starch and shaving cream.  We started with a 1/2 cup of each.

 After mixing together the ingredients, I poured it onto the table to begin kneading. My daughter is a little OCD like her momma, and immediately started pulling everything into a neat pile because "it's too messy" :)

 When I first began kneading the dough, I could tell I needed to make some adjustments.  It was too crumbly, so I added a small amount of shaving cream, and continued kneading.  This step took about 5 minutes.  While I was kneading, Skyler kept herself busy drawing in shaving cream on her little table. 
 Skyler chose the color, and added a few drops of food coloring.  Note to self: don't forget that food coloring will stain your hands and clothes, so be careful!

 This is how the playdough turned out. When we do this craft again, we will mix the food coloring into the bowl of cornstarch and shaving cream BEFORE kneading it.  I think it would help with the color consistency.
Yes, it is messy, but my daughter LOVED making this shaving cream playdough.  She played with it for nearly an hour before dinner! I can't wait to try another type of playdough and share it with you all :)

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