Wow, August has flown by! I apologize for not writing more often. It literally feels like my last post was a few days ago, but I guess it was more like a few weeks.
The other day, Irving was gone for a couple of days and the boys were going bonkers while I was trying to write an ebook, so I decided to make some bubble dough. I found the recipe on Creative Playhouse and it’s a nice twist on ordinary playdough. All three boys had a great time with it.
This stuff is weird, but fun. It’s solid and almost liquid at the same time, like ooblek, but you can mold it! If you pull hard, it breaks, but let it stretch out and it will turn almost gooey. Leave a well formed ball on the table and it will “melt” into a puddle looking gloop that firms up as soon as you scoop it up. I had as much fun playing with it as the kids!
To make Bubble Dough, you need:
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup liquid soap (apparently DAWN does not work!)
2 teaspoons oil
I added the oil to the cornstarch and mixed it well, then slowly added the soap, a bit at a time, mixing it well with each addition. It does take a bit to come together, but it’s worth it! Get the kids to help you knead it.
We also found that it dried out rather quickly, so we just added a little more soap when that happened and it was fine. It does leave a powdery residue if you let it dry on a surface, but since it has soap in it, the whole thing washes up super fast.
The best part of this recipe is that it doesn’t require borax, which I have never been able to find here. Often, we can’t find the ingredients for the fun activities I see on Pinterest, but this is one that we could do.