I came across this post on pinterest from Play Create Explore  – I think it’s a super great idea, not only as a sensory activity, cooking activity and color practice, but a great way to get out a little aggression and pent up energy.

Baked Cottonballs

As you may figure out by now we have allergy considerations due to a wheat allergy in Landon. So I had to make some modifications to make it work for us.

Baked Cotton Balls

1 cup flour (tapioca or rice flour, or regular wheat flour for allergy-less kids)
1 cup water
Food coloring
Cotton Balls

Mix first 3 ingredients together until it resembles a thick batter, dip in the cotton balls into the batter to fully coat them. Place them on a lined cookie sheet (or spray with cooking oil) and bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes.

I put the cooled ones in front of Landon with one of his play hammers. He tried to whack it and unless he held it, it kept moving around.

He decided to go get his other tools:

Baked Cottonballs

He tired the saw:

Baked Cottonballs

He tired his “plainer”. I totally love the look on his face in the second picture when he realized that it wasn’t going to work:

He tired the pliers, Baked Cottonballs

Then it worked!

Baked Cottonballs

The outside is crunchy but the inside is soft like a cotton ball. It was a great way for him to pound and squish and “plier” to his hearts content.

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10 Responses to Baked Cotton Balls

  1. jody waddell says:

    I love his many faces! i was waiting for this to be a stress ball but it looks like its just for wrecking…

  2. Haha, I love his face when he’s using the saw! This is such a funny idea…

  3. Becca says:

    Best expressions! I caught myself with a huge smile on my face because of him! Love it! We are off to make some baked cotton balls right now!

  4. Brooke Elmer says:

    Om my goodness those facials are ADORABLE! I need to try this with my boys, just to see if I can procure anything similar 🙂

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