Moisturizing modeling dough
This dough is great for moisturizing dry little hands! Olive oil and oatmeal both have interesting hydrating properties.
- 1 cup (+ 2 or 3 tablespoons) of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of lukewarm water
- 2 cups of quick cooking rolled oats (oatmeal)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder (optional)
- Food coloring that can be added to the water (optional)
- Combine 1 cup of flour, oats, and vanilla in a bowl.
- Add water and mix until dough forms a ball.
- Add olive oil, one tablespoon at a time, and knead dough until oil is fully incorporated.
- Add cocoa powder and knead dough until it is fully incorporated.
- If dough remains sticky, add one tablespoon of flour at a time and knead it into the dough.
- Knead dough for approximately 3 minutes or until its texture is elastic.
- Store dough in the refrigerator, in an airtight container.
- If dough becomes sticky after being used a few times, add a tablespoon of oil and knead it into the dough.
Note: Since this modeling dough does not contain salt, its useful life is shorter than traditional modeling dough (about 2 weeks) and it must be refrigerated between uses.
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