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My entire life has been designed, created, and planned out via this internet addiction.
Everything from my wardrobe to my decor to my
(And no, I'm not afraid to admit it...much).
I've always tried to make sure that if I pin something, I do it.
What's the point of falling in love with the things on the site if you're not going to (attempt to) make it a part of your life?
It's kind of a self-imposed rule and I don't make many so when I do, it MUST be followed.
(Except the one when I told myself I would cut back on the chocolate and Pepsi for health reasons. Cuz really. Who am I kidding?)
But recently, I became aware of the existence of a certain board that contained some AMAZING ideas I have NEVER DONE.
It shocked me too.
So this past weekend a much anticipated basketball game aired that sucked away my husbands attention and created the need for complete silence from my children (whom apparently, my husband has never met).
And after about 2 mins of consistently repeating "Shhh. You need to be quiet Daddy's watching the game" I had the stroke of genius to attempt one of these amazing activities.
The only thing on there that I already had everything I needed to make it and promised at least 30 minutes of old fashioned fun for my boys.
The recipe for Cloud Dough is really simple and I was completely attracted by the fact that it only required 2 things:
8 cups of Flour
1 cup of Baby Oil
However, because I didn't have a big enough container to mix it all that flour up in, I cut the recipe in half (carefully using the Math skills I do not possess).
Making our recipe out of 4 cups of Flour and 1/2 cup of Baby Oil.
I combined the Four and Baby Oil into a large bowl and (because I'm the awesome Mom) let Mr. Tyler mix it up.
Which only lasted about 1 minute before I had to take over.
But look how cute he is.
The nice thing was that it didn't take very long to mix it (about 2/3 minutes) you just have to make sure that the flour holds together when you squeeze it.
(Remember this mixing time is for the recipe cut in half. It may take up to 5 minutes to mix with the full recipe).
When it was completely mixed together (and I got done playing with it while my boys looked on annoyed) I separated the "dough" into 2 separate bowls.
It may just make more work for me later on, but I have 2 boys and if I don't give them their own bowls with COMPLETELY EVEN AMOUNTS of dough, they are going to fight...loudly.
And as a reminder, this was an activity implemented to keep them quiet during Daddy's "oh so important" b-ball game.
So separate the "dough" we did.
I handed them each their own bowl, gave them some measuring cups, spoons, and cookie cutters from Tyler's old play dough stuff, and let them have at it!
I love to see them smile like this!
True to the advertisement the Cloud Dough kept them busy and quiet for a good 45 minutes (which if you know my children NEVER HAPPENS...EVER).
Noticed how I didn't mention that it didn't kept Mommy quiet.
But I couldn't allow the throwing.
What isn't advertised, however, (and because I'm awesome I'm going to clue you into) is that this is a very messy activity.
(I know, most of you are going duh. But if you look at the kids in the original blog post they are having such good, clean fun! I was hopeful. Don't judge.)
Now, it may just be my children.
If you happen to have calm boys (yeah, right) or little girls who don't like messes, you should be fine.
But dear, sweet Tyler and Liam managed to turn not only themselves, but my entire dining room a ghostly color.
But hey, look at those faces.
How could a mom stay mad at that? (Especially when this was all my idea.)
And I now know why nothing on that board has ever been done.
One nice thing was that because the flour was mixed with baby oil, it was easy to sweep up and wipe off.
But, at least in the Larios household, this is now classified an outdoor activity.
If you haven't seen this activity before you can find it on my pinterest board The Kiddie Corner or in the original blog post at Juggling With Kids.
*The pictures in this post were edited and made fabulous by me using the instagram app on my phone*