Because we have a bit of a hard week this week, I looked Monday morning straight in the eye, raided my pantry, put down a disposable tablecloth, and let my little girls go to town.
We made mashed potato finger paint/dough.
We used some left over instant mashed potato flakes, water, and koolaid for color and scent.
It created a really fun substance to explore.
When left thicker, it was so fun to put in icing bags and "pipe" out in rows.
Mixing it up was half the fun.
You could sculpt with the thicker stuff, use a paintbrush with the thinner, and, of course, there was plenty of squishing.
Uproarious laughter could be heard throughout my house!
It is good to have a little JOY in your day to soften the hard.
It was a giant mess, but I rolled up the tablecloth and tossed most of it away pretty easily.
It provided us with nearly 60 minutes of creative, sensory play that was well worth the mess to this momma.
Who couldn't use a little mashed potatoes squished between their fingers and toes to brighten their day?