Contrary to what this blog title suggests, I do not lay in bed at night thinking of ways to torture myself. Actually, flour covered children aside, I consider this little activity to be a form of self-preservation. With a four year old whose "whisper" can wake the dead, and a seven month old who I swear sleeps with one eye open, it is a must that I keep a few constructive activities up my sleeve.
Cue the homemade play-dough. This dough is extremely simple to make, the ingredients are most likely already in your pantry, and it is a great way to get your kid(s) counting and measuring. Have I sold you yet?
(Parents, while this is an edible dough, I wouldn't advise you to skip your lunch.)
Tip: Decrease or increase your measurements to accommodate
the amount of kids you have.
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1. Pour water into a mixing bowl and add several
drops of food coloring
2. Add sugar and flour. Mix
3. Shape, then eat