Ok, so this is not something to eat. Granted you could eat it, I just wouldn’t recommend it. Its still kind of like cooking and a really great project to do with kids.
I was having a hard day with my preschooler the other day. When my kids are at their most aggravating my solution is usually to try love them to death. Take them to the park, read them a book, basically do whatever it is that I really don’t want to do because they’ve been driving me crazy. I had been meaning to make my daughter playdoh for a while. She has been banned from playing with the real stuff since I found her licking her blue “ice cream cone.” You can’t imagine how gross this was. I felt more comfortable with her playing with this homemade version since I could see all of the non-toxic ingredients that went into it.
You can add regular food dyes to this dough either before or after cooking it. I chose to leave it white because I wasn’t sure how well the dyes would stay on the dough and not on my table/clothes/kids. If you do experiment with dyes be sure to let me know how that works out for you.
Lola had a lot of fun playing with this. She made “cookies for church” (where does she get these ideas?! Sarcasm.). We also constructed our family out of the clay, along with tiny “dancing” counterparts. Her imagination was running wild and she played happily with the dough for over an hour.
For the recipe I used to make this dough, head over to Rust & Sunshine.