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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.
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
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:
He tired the saw:
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:
Then it worked!
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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