This recipe came about because my daughter was poorly so I couldn’t leave the house to buy supplies. Having been inspired to make foamy dough, I had already got the cornflour of the cupboard. It’s the kind of thing that’s always lurking at the back, rarely used. I thought the foamy dough would be soothing for Boo who was feeling really sorry for herself and full of cold.
I was certain that we had shaving foam in the back of the cupboard. My husband has a gigantic beard but occasionally gets shaving foam for Christmas so there is usually some lurking there. But not today. I had clearly had a clear out and finally got rid of it. Doh!
Determined not to give up, I decided to see if there was anything else I could use. I wanted a liquid with a thick texture so it would still have a nice spongey texture. For every one of my husbands unused bottles of shaving foam, I have 10 unused bottles of moisturiser. I love moisturiser but I seem to get given it quicker than I can use it. Maybe people are trying to tell me something about my skin …
Anyway, moisturiser seemed as good an idea as any and it had the bonus of smelling lovely.
1 cup of cornflour
1 cup of moisturiser
I didn’t want to make too much in case it went wrong so just added equal parts of cornflour and moisturiser.
Top tip: don’t add all your ingredients at once. Your mixture might need a little adjustment if it’s too wet or too dry so always keep back a little to add at the end.
I played around with the quantities a little but basically equal measures made a lovely smooth putty. As you play with it, it becomes more stretchy and moldable. You can pull it apart like slime or mould it like play dough. Once I got the ratios right, it wasn’t sticky. It’s actually silky smooth.
Seriously, I cannot get enough of this stuff. It feels so good to play with. My daughter loved it too – it happily distracted her from feeling poorly for a good 30 minutes. She then came back to it lots of times tbroughout the day.
Just make sure you wash hands well after you’ve used it. The moisturiser will leave a residue so a soapy wash is needed when you are finished.
This recipe is so simple! It took less than 5 minutes to make using ingredients from the cupboard. I hope you enjoy it!