|The final product - in a jar for keeping out the air.|
I wanted my son to have that too, but I also wanted to make it at home. My son still puts things in his mouth from time-to-time, and I wanted it to be extra safe for him to do so. Yes, I understand that the brand name stuff is 'non-toxic', but that doesn't mean if he swallows a whole mouthful of it, it's going to digest well. Making it from pantry ingredients means it'll be a little easier on his little tummy.
The second benefit of making it at home is that I can try and make it better in other ways, and I decided to do that with essential oils. I looked up a recipe on Pinterest from Kimber at The Pinning Mama, and I really enjoyed her approach, so I decided to try it.
|Adding more thickener|
I can't wait to get into different colors when I make the food coloring, but right now, my son is happy enough with just the one, and I can't help but wonder if that makes him more creative when he thinks of objects that are more colors than what he's playing with, rather than having red dough and saying it's a tomato, green dough and saying it's zucchini. Who knows!
What do you make from scratch for your kiddos? Do you try to add some boosters like I did, or are you trying to save money from the brand name stuff? Let me know, I'd love to hear from you.