Hi guys!! Before we begin, I want to introduce a Guest Hostess for today’s Inspiration on Monday. Bex is joining us from An Armchair by the Sea. She is mum to two littles, lives in the UK, and blogs mostly about books but also shares crafty ideas (she is a quite the crafting inspiration!). She also hosts a regular book swap (Ninja Book Swap). You can also find her on Twitter. I hope you’ll give her a warm welcome!!
Homemade Marshmallow Playdough
Generally, I am not one of those Mums who spends all of her time making different kinds of goop for her kids to play with. Mostly I just pin those kinds of things and think about doing them and then we play with shop bought stuff instead, but earlier this week I discovered a bag of mini marshmallows in the cupboard and remembered seeing a recipe for marshmallow playdough and thought I’d give it a go. The recipe I used was from My Buddies and I but I only had half the amount of marshmallows so I halved the recipe.
Despite this it came out pretty well, although I think I should have added less cornflour as it was fairly crumbly in the end. As we didn’t have much of the marshmallow dough I decided to make an improvised chocolate dough as well. The recipes I’d seen called for flour, salt, cocoa powder, vegetable oil, cream of tartar and boiling water. I didn’t have enough salt or cream of tartar for any of the recipes I found so I just used what I had and it came out really well. The texture was more like cookie dough than playdough but it contrasted the marshmallow dough really well.
The greatest thing about both of these doughs is that they are both fine if ingested, meaning that my one year old was able to play too. He did eat more of the marshmallow dough than I would have liked, but it was pretty yummy so I can understand that!
We got out some of our silicone cupcake cases and our playdough tools and had a bakery. The boys must have been there for at least an hour making a wonderful mess! Trying things like this always inspires me to want to do it more often!
Inspiration on Monday
Welcome to the second July edition of Inspiration on Monday! Inspiration on Monday is a forum to share things that we’ve created and things that we are doing to help inspire others. Posts about projects in progress, finished projects, tutorials, and how-tos are all welcome. Feel free to share recipes, crafts, lifestyle, organizing, and DIY tips, and any other idea that can spark inspiration.
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The next Inspiration on Monday will be August 3rd. What inspiration has struck you lately?