Like most kids, mine was out of school for nine days over the Thanksgiving holiday. This meant lots of quality family time, but since the girls are usually so busy and entertained at school this also meant I needed to find ways to help keep them entertained without any sort of media.
Saturday morning the girls pulled out the play dough box only to find out that it was all dried out from the last time they played with it. I could tell their hearts were set on playing with play dough, but since I couldn’t find the cream of tartar we were out of luck there. Last year I made cloud dough for them and they really loved it.
This is a bit different than the recipe I tried last year, but the girls didn’t notice. Since I didn’t have any baby oil on hand as I used previously, I improvised with some canola oil instead. I also added in some gel food coloring since traditional food coloring is water based and wouldn’t mix with the oil, to really make things more lively and fun!
Colored Clough Dough Recipe
Colored Cloud Dough
- 4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
- optional: gel food color
Mix together flour and oil until thoroughly mixed.
If adding color, use toothpick and continue adding until cloud dough is the desired shade.
One mess that I’m constantly battling is dog hair (aka epic mess #2). My English Bulldog, Dude, is not only a shedder but his hair is barbed which means it gets stuck in everything…even tiny feet. So ensuring that our floors are as relatively dog hair free as possible is a priority.
I have to admit, I was prepared to be disappointed by the SuctionSeal 2.0. I couldn’t imagine how a vacuum that was only $129 could rival and surpass a vacuum that’s 4x the price, but it does! Its already pretty lightweight in my opinion at only 16.5 pounds, but Eureka makes carrying it upstairs even easier with a special carry handle. Forget constantly unplugging and plugging back in thanks to the long, 27-foot cord with automatic cord rewind. Switching the vacuum over to the accessory mode is as easy as turning a knob. My husband really loves the design and suction of the stair and upholstery brush for vacuuming out the cars. These are the features that I didn’t realize I was missing that now I don’t know how I could live without!
What’s the most epic mess you’ve cleaned up?