So, there are endless opportunities on Pinterest. But, at least for me what happens is I pin a bunch of stuff and then hardly ever get around to DOING them. An exception to this would be our little experiment with cloud dough. I found it on Pinterest - there are a million links - I followed one of those worm holes to learn about cloud dough.
It's a mixture of flour and baby oil. It is a little like sand, but also sort of clumpy and sticky. I made 1/8th of the recipe, because we were just trying it out and I didn't figure we needed eight cups worth of it. I put it in a disposable casserole dish and we took it to the front yard to have fun.
For a brief period of time, the boy actually played with the cars I put in the cloud dough, as I sort of imagined he would. Then he decided it was more fun to pick up the dough and throw it out of the pan.
And it was at that point that I was really glad I decided to do this in the front yard. No mess to clean up! It just got dispersed in the grass!
A bit blurry, but I was trying to get the clenched fist full of cloud dough!
Turns out - no surprise really - sifting through the dough and throwing it is more fun than cars.
Which we repeated until it was all pretty much out of the pan.
Where we played with it in the grass!
And put the pan on our head!
Turns out, cloud dough can REALLY cake on a pair of jeans.
It was a fun activity.
So fun, we had to go tell Dad.
Then we went to get cleaned up.
So, cloud dough, I would say, was a hit as a Saturday craft activity. It had a sensory element to it, and it was also fun for some benign destruction, shall we say. We'll make it again sometime.
See you soon.