As you’ll know with my two toddlers and a baby I often find there are certain activities I can do that are great for the older two but just not suitable to Lottie. So recently I’ve been looking for alternatives that mean Lottie doesn’t get left out but are still safe and fun for her too!
A couple of weeks ago I posted about making Paints for babies using yogurt it was really popular – seems there are lots of parents having the same problems finding fun activates for the younger ones!
Now play dough is a big hit in out house – the girls love making it with me and then will spend hours playing with it, we usually have it out every single day you can find the non-cook recipe I use with them here. And while I know exactly whats going in to this and it would be completely un-harmful if for Lottie to play with as well there is the food colouring and lots of salt in their it’s still with a baby who like to put everything in her mouth I would prefer to find an even more baby proof way to get her involved.
Today I found it and its so simple two ingredients I would put money on you having in your cupboard already..
PLAIN FLOUR & HOT WATER
That’s it! No it’s not in bright colours and it will only last one day but she was so happy to be involved with her sisters and me playing at the table like a big girl, I just threw it in a bowl but for exact measurements I’d go 1 cup flour to 1/4 cup hot water and add a little more flour or water to get the right consistency.
This is actually probably the smoothest quickest play dough I have ever made. Lottie did eat some – quite enjoyed it as well actually but as it’s just flour I didn’t mind at all!