I love nothing more than getting messy with my little monster, watching him learn and experiment with paints really inspires me and I hope he gets as much pleasure embracing his creative side as I do.
So, No Bake, Edible, Gluten Free Playdough.
Playdough is awkward at the best of times, and D shares my problem of wanting to shove everything he sees in his mouth (even if its only once). This recipe is sooo much easier to make and tastes nice compared to the salty home made playdough we're used to.
1 cup Baby Rice Cereal (ground rice)
3 tbs Vegetable oil
1 cup Cornflour (gluten free if you need it)
1/2 cup Fruit Purée or Juice
Asia's recipe called for apple juice or water, but ive found that any fruit purée works, and a juice works better than water in that it tastes nicer. I use the little pots of baby fruit mush if I'm feeling lazy.
Combine the dry ingredients, making sure they are well mixed. Then add the vegetable oil and purée / juice. Mix enthusiastically for several minutes. If mixture appears too sticky add a sprinkle of Baby Rice and mix again. If mix is crumbly, lightly wet hands under the tap and continue working dough, this will lightly moisten it. Repeat until dough is that typically playdough texture.
This mix will keep for approx 3 days in a sealed container in the fridge, although please bin if it gets all yucky from a trip rolling round the floor or is mouthed (you dont know what germy things you could accidentally grow!)