Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Minion Playdough: Banana Scented Gluten Free- Despicable Me 3 Activity for Kids

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Despicable Me 3 is out in theatres right now! I don't know about you, but there's something about those silly little yellow creatures that are mesmerizing to my kids. So when I found a travel sized bottle of banana scented Minion shampoo on clearance a few weeks ago, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it.

I found a recipe for making homemade playdough with conditioner. We gave it a shot with shampoo in hopes that it would turn out okay.  An added bonus of this recipe is that it's safe for kiddos with gluten sensitivities/allergies because it's not wheat-based like traditional store-bought Play-doh. All we needed was:
1 part banana scented shampoo
2 parts cup corn flour
yellow food coloring (optional)

We mixed the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, adding the food coloring at the very end. We ended up adding a few drops of yellow food coloring to get a more "minion" yellow.  Looking back, I think we could've added several more.

After we got it all mixed up, we busted out the Minion toys that Gramma had saved from Happy Meals and had some fun!

The kids loved it. The Minion playdough felt like circus peanuts. Very soft... as were our hands afterward. It did stick a bit, but maybe that could be remedied by a bit more corn flour? It turned out very soft. We could make a ball, set it on the table, and have it meld into a pile like the image above. And I'll say that the key to the playdough saving well for future use is to store it in a well-sealed Ziploc. We used a Tupperware and it was crumbly the next day.

Here's our short teaser Instagram video of the finished product so you can see how it turned out.

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If you give this recipe a try, I'd love to hear how it turns out! Hopefully not... despicably lol.

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