Baked cotton wool

At home today I have my 6 year old who feels sick, a 4 year old who has a water infection and a 9 month old with tonsillitis!!! So I wanted something simple to do today.
With that in mind I decided to bake cotton wool as it makes good boulders.

What you need is
•cotton wool
•equal parts flour and water
•lined or greased baking tray
•food colouring if you wish

I got the ingredients ready and let my 2 year old mix them together.

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All you need is equal parts water to plain flour, food colour is optional as you can always paint it after its baked.

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My daughter added the water with food colouring already in to the flour.

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She then mixed it all up.
Once mixed its time to add the cotton wool.

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Cover the cotton wool completely with the mixture and place on a lined or greased baking tray.
My son being my son didn’t want to get his fingers messy so used a spoon

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Using a spoon helps develop his fine motor skills so that was fine with me.

Once all the mixture was used up I baked the cotton wool on gas mark 3, 300 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Once cooled you can play with with your cotton wool.
We used ours as boulders

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Once we have finished playing with our cotton wool we will get a hammer and smash it.

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2 Responses to Baked cotton wool

  1. Sarah f says:

    What an exciting idea! I’m certain my two will be really enthused by this!

  2. Pingback: Baked cotton wool snakes | what to do with the children

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