Oatmeal Clay- A sensory Experience

It is a rainy day here on the Pond.  We also have an extra Froglet today, which means that often the littles get left out.  They were feeling blue and so I invited them to hang out with me in the kitchen and make some oatmeal clay.  Several years ago I bought a book at our local craft store and have used it so much!  I am excited to see there is a part 2 as well.  The book is called The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions.  It is available on Amazon used for under 4.00 and if you like making art supplies with your Froglets, this is the book for you.  Anyway, back to Oatmeal Clay.  Oatmeal clay is a great textural experience and this Mama Frog has found that it molds really really well.  This is not a clay to reuse- it dries out fairly quickly when not in use, which makes it ideal for amazing scultures without having to wait!  So with Mister Boy and Scootaloo on hand to help out, we gathered our ingredients.

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1 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup water

1/2 c. flour

red food coloring (lady’s choice)

and Peace and Calming Essential oil (because at this point there was ALOT of fighting on this lily pad)

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With the help of the Froglets, we added the first three ingredients to the bowl.  WIN_20140806_120437

And we mixed until it looked like this.

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At this point we added the food coloring and essential oils

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Mixed a little more.

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This clay takes a little more food coloring than normal playdough, but my method is always to start with less and add more.

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And just a little more.

Success!!

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The Little Froglets were more than happy with their new clay.   WIN_20140806_121027

And got right to work flattening it and molding it. WIN_20140806_121038

Mister Boy couldn’t wait to show off his pizza!

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Oatmeal Sculpting Clay

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