This is a project of The Women Bloggers and Kendal King Group to share the goodness of Nestle Gerber Cereal.
I was recently challenged to create a recipe using Gerber Baby Cereal. After making some tasty 3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Bites, I decided to try something different and came up with a way to make playdough using baby cereal — a fun activity that will keep your children busy for a while. (Though edible and completely safe, I don’t suggest eating it… read on and I’ll tell you why.)
Whether you are looking for something to keep your toddler busy or just something to use up leftover baby cereal, this play dough is perfect for all your reasoning. My children enjoyed playing with this on a rainy day, and we had fun with it outside while the older children rode their bicycles.
Here’s How To Make Playdough Using Baby Cereal:
2 Cups of Gerber Baby Cereal (any type that doesn’t contain fruit)
2 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil or Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup of Salt
2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 Cups Boiling Water
gel food coloring (optional)
Start by putting the baby cereal in a food processor to turn it into a powder. This will help give your playdough a smooth texture. Pour this into a medium size bowl.
Add the 1/2 cup of salt and mix in 2 tbsp Cream of Tartar.
Add 2 tbsp of oil, then pour in the boiling water. *This will make the dough hot, so a parent may want to help here!
Mix all the ingredients together until they form a dough. This is when I add the gel coloring, but you might want to put on gloves, as it can turn your fingers blue (or green or purple!) This can get messy. It’s okay.
At this point, I let the playdough sit for a while to incorporate. It will get thicker as it sits, and even more pliable as you play with it. (Don’t freak out if it didn’t come out at first. Just let it sit.) My children rolled it out and enjoyed cutting shapes with cookie cutters.
I did taste the mixture to see what it tasted like. …you know you would, too! Like I mentioned before, it is safe, but very salty. Your child probably won’t take more than a lick before spitting it out.
You can store this in an airtight container or zip top bag for about a week. Have fun!