Occupied Kids = Sane Mommy!!!
I like to think of this as 'rescue clay', simply because there are days at my house (despite my kids having tons of options of things to play with) that they seem to have absolutely nothing to do...except fight with each other. I get out two simple ingredients and put the kids to work mixing, stirring and kneading.
This 'clay' keeps them occupied for at least one hour of the day and they really love it!
Step 1: Play Clay Recipe
I call this 'clay', however, it isn't clay in the sense that you can sculpt it and let it harden. It is more of a two-or-three-time-use clay that can keep your kids occupied and having fun.
How to Make Play Clay
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup conditioner (yep, run to your shower and grab the conditioner!)
In a small mixing bowl combine half of the cornstarch and all of the conditioner. Mix until combined. Add the remaining cornstarch and stir. When it starts to stiffen up you can remove it from the bowl and knead it.
That's it! You are ready to play! Squeeze, smash, cut, poke and have fun!
Store in a resealable plastic bag or an airtight container.
***Some conditioners will take more or less cornstarch depending on water content. If you find the clay to be too sticky add more cornstarch or conditioner one teaspoon at a time.