DIY with Kiddies: Edible Silly Putty
While on curfew due to Hurricane Irma, I decided to do something with my kids that took them away from the television and math/reading work I made for them. We couldn’t go to our haircut/braiding/shampoo appointments. We were bored and kept eating Irma Snacks. I wanted to do something with the kids that would have us bond and create dialogue. My babies were apart of the slime phase that happened last spring. I even bought them a kit I threw away. I got tired of seeing it all over the place. So I asked one of my besties, Pinterest, for ways to make something that is NOT slime. After looking at many pins I decided make slime with my nuggets.
6 Large Marshmallows (not campfire)
2 tsp Coconut oil
¼ cup Cornstarch
12 drops-infinity Food coloring
- Add cornstarch, coconut oil, marshmallows, in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat for 30 seconds (marshmallows will expand).
- Add food coloring to marshmallows
- Stir with a sturdy spoon until color is uniform
- Once its hard to stir use your hands to handle it.
That easy! Now although it’s edible, I’m not eating it. My children tried their own putty and loved it. We found some of Blythe’s Playdough cookie cutters to play (the boys preferred their hands). Clean up was easy because I have running water, wax paper, and patience. The kids will keep their putty in the container with the lid on it. If I find it on my floor or them, then I’m throwing their putty away. The putty may last three days depending on their attention span. We had a nice time talking about school, my expectations for them, and our family trips for the rest of the school year. Blythe’s didn’t come out so well because she put her food coloring on the cornstarch and not the marshmallows or oil.
Next, we will make sourdough bread from start to finish. We will grow it ourselves. Y’all pray for me!