As a momma to six kids, one of my tricks to having a successful summer is to have options for my kids. Not just a few options. A large, long list of options. If my kids are bored, they get into trouble.
So to combat such situations, I have a long list of activities for them when boredom sets in and then the Jones household can remain at a somewhat tolerable level of craziness.
I have made many different types of play dough, including a classic play dough and a foam dough. This recipe for Silky Soft Play Dough turns out exactly like the title describes: silky and soft! We used a cheap strawberry conditioner, which made this dough smell good enough to eat. It isn’t extremely stiff either, which makes it so fun to squoosh and squeeze through your fingers. (Is squoosh even a real word??)
Silk Soft Play Dough
1 C hair conditioner – the cheaper, the better!
2 1/2 C corn starch
1. In a large bowl, combine both ingredients until a dough forms then turn out the dough onto the counter dusted with corn starch. Knead the dough, adding any additional corn starch as needed. Store in an airtight bag or container.