Scented Putty



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.

Recipe

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.

All you need is moisturiser and cornflour to make this soft and stretchy putty.
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.

All you need is moisturiser and cornflour to make this soft and stretchy putty.
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.

All you need is moisturiser and cornflour to make this soft and stretchy putty.
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!

 

All you need is moisturiser and cornflour to make this soft and stretchy putty.

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2 Comments

  1. 12/10/2017 / 20:05

    genius! it’s amazing what you come up with when you need to! must give it a try – i’m sure i have heaps of both of those ingredients :o)
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  2. 16/10/2017 / 12:26

    This looks like a simple yet effective craft. Thanks for sharing. #BloggerClubUK

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