2 Ingredient Fromage Frais Silly Putty – #FeedTheirPlayfulNature 8



2 Ingredient Fromage Frais Silly Putty is a paid collaboration for the #FeedTheirPlayfulNature campaign sponsored by Munch Bunch Organic.  Mini always has a packed lunch for school and I am always on the lookout for something to add to his lunch box and were delighted to see that Munch Bunch Organic comes in pouches perfect for lunch on the go.

2 Ingredient Fromage Frais Silly Putty

I am passionate about encouraging children’s creativity and love that Munch Bunch are all for encouraging children to feed their playful nature.  You see children love to play and they learn so much more through play than anything else.  They asked Mini to share his favourite joke with you –

Why did the one eyed Monster’s school close?

It only had one pupil

We love jokes, in fact, I used to put one joke a day in Mini’s lunch box at school.  We are fans of really silly jokes, the sillier the better.  One thing I am glad is that the boys’ joke telling has got better as they have got older!

Whilst we were laughing and being silly, I remembered making silly putty with the boys with fromage frais when they were younger, so we decided to have a go together. Mini is a sensory seeker, he loves to engage and play with different textures and this silly putty is totally safe for children of all ages to play with as it contains food ingredients.

It is a cross between slime, play dough and gloop and smells amazing as well as being so much fun to play with.  I know that some parents really struggle with messy play at home, but this silly putty is perfect to make and play outside with as it will do no harm to animals or plants at all.

You can make it outside and play with it outside too.  And as the fromage frais pots are small you can make a small amount at the time and just make more the next time you want to play,  It is so much fun and yes it might be out of your comfort zone, but why not give it a try and feed your playful nature too.  The husbeast can often be found absentmindedly playing with doughs that we make.

2 Ingredient Fromage Frais Silly Putty

Ingredients

  • 2 pots of Munch Bunch Organic Fromage Frais
  • 1 1/2 pots of cornflour (cornstarch in the US)

Yes, seriously that is ALL you need.  It is totally taste safe and perfect for having a fun playtime with kids of all ages.

How to make Fromage Frais Silly Putty

It is as simple as mixing the two ingredients together and adding more of one or the other until you get to the consistency you like.  If it is sticky add more corn flour, too dry then it needs more fromage frais.

When the mixture is no longer sticky, pick it up and roll the putty into a ball.

Why not experiment and try different flavours of fromage frais to enhance the sensory experience.  There is something really calming about silly putty. It is brilliant for strengthening fine motor skills and to use in sensory play.

 

This will not keep for more than 48 and you need to store it in the fridge.

I love that this doesn’t contain any nasty ingredients and is safe for children as long as they do not have a dairy or gluten intolerance.

How to extend the play

A lot of people would look to add glitter to the dough, however, that would really spoil the fact that the silly putty is taste safe. So if you are going to add anything then make sure it is edible glitter or cake sprinkles would work really well.

Why not encourage the children to make their own potions with daisies from the lawn and small flower pots if you are playing outside. I am a fan of adding things from about the house such as buttons and feathers

Make sure you visit the Munch Bunch Facebook page to find ways to recycle your pouches and pots when you’ve finished eating your fromage frais.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/munchbunchdairy/ for more advice and tips

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