What on EARTH do you do that is creative with a 13 month old that won't involve them choking/damaging themselves/just creating a huge mess...???
I got on the web and started the hunt and time and time again, play dough came up...
Only I know my daughter, and she would totally eat the stuff...
So I came across this simple recipe for edible playdough... its edible so it isn't remotely dangerous to her, but its not particularly tasty, so she won't WANT to eat it (I came across recipes for chocolate flavoured playdough, peanut butter playdough and so on... but I don't really want to encourage her to eat the stuff!!)
- 1 part plain flour
- 2 parts porridge oats
- 1 part water
Mix it all up, add some food colouring and there you have an afternoon of fun!
I stupidly forgot to add the food colouring until AFTER I'd mixed it all up, so instead of the lovely green playdough I imagined in my head, it looked like a cross between Army camouflage and something you'd find in Jurassic Park.
Oh well. I've "learnt the hard way" as they say!
Here's some pics of the fun!
If you have little ones, and are running out of creative ideas... why not give it ago?? Similarly, if you have any other suggestions... please comment me!!