DIY Cloud Dough and a Grandma with Moxie
The trip was bittersweet, but in many ways, I was so inspired and proud of my Granmother's moxie. She had been sick for the longest time and she finally got sick of hanging onto a painstaking life by the barest of threads, so she ripped out her feeding tube in a final act of independence. Read that again. My feeble grandmother who couldn't speak the last time I visited, with gnarled, weak hands, ripped the feeding tube right out of her stomach and said ENOUGH. I want to see my Jesus. I believe that is the very definition of moxie.
...but now we are back and settled back into our routine of Mommy Camp and I wanted to share one of our FAVORITE activities of the week!
There are a host of recipes on the internet for this dough, but basically it is flour and some type of binder, mixed until it just holds it's form. It has a pretty white (ish) color, molds well and the texture of the flour is oh-so-soft.
I used: Half a bag of all purpose flour and around 1 cup of canola oil
I wanted to use a scented baby oil, but couldn't find any under the sink :( In any case, at least the birds and critters could eat this stuff up when we were done playing with it! I am looking forward to whipping up various concoctions of the stuff later this summer (I'm thinking cornmeal and oil for sand week!).