It has been a busy old time here at ABC headquarters what with conferences, consultancy and book deadlines! I am also really chuffed to say that I have been shortlisted for not one, but three Nursery World Awards! This is very exciting news and I am keeping everything crossed that I might actually win one!
I have also very much enjoyed trying out some new dough recipes with my gorgeous neice Mabel -who is a very willing, able and chatty helper! We had such fun making this one, I thought I would share it. It is really quick and easy.
Squeeze and Snap Dough
(It is called ‘Squeeze and Snap’ because you can squeeze it and snap it!)
What you need:
1 cup of cornflour
2 tablespoons of oil (to start with)
2 tablespoons of shampoo or washing up liquid (to start with)
What to do:
Put one cup of cornflour into a bowl
Add the oil and have a little stir
(it will go lumpy – don’t worry!)
Add the shampoo or washing up liquid
(we used strawberry shampoo – it smelled delicious!)
This is where this dough can appear a bit tricky. You have to get your hands in and work it for a while before it comes together. If it feels too dry then add more shampoo/washing up liquid.
If you want a different texture then add some warm water (slowly) until you get a lovely doughy consistency.
It should feel like a very smooth and silky dough when you squeeze it.
The unique thing about this dough is that you can ‘snap’ it and then squash it back together!
Although it always does basically the same thing, this dough can be different everytime you make it depending on the quantities of liquid that you use. It is good fun to experiment (if a little messy!)
You could of course also add colour, or texture – whatever you fancy.
Have a go – you will love it.