|Indoor play sand. In action.|
Yesterday I found myself with three hours between appointments. So I did what any sane person finding themselves in Oxford Street would do. I went to Selfridges, the place of my birth (really, almost, plus my Holy Communion dress was made there by my aunt who used to work in alterations there).
After wondering around books, buying myself a miniature Lola cupcake (red velvet with cream cheese topping, £1.25, delicious), looking at the artisan food stuffs that are beautiful but ludicrously expensive, I found myself in the not-small magazine section.
The world of crafts is really big now isn't it? There are sooo many magazines devoted to it. Most aren't really my thing but there was one which had a bit of everything in it and in it there was a recipe for playsand (cept they called it something else, but I don't remember what). It looked really easy (unlike everything else in those magazines that require old socks, broom handles, glue, cut up gloves etc), so I tried it this morning.
Five measures of flour (methinks this is a good way to use up past sell-by-date flour)
One measures of baby oil
A large, shallow plastic container, such as you see above. This you put the sand in to play.
You then mix the flour and baby oil together, kinda rub it together like crumble mixture. It'll look all dry but when you squeeze it together it holds. So it's brilliant for putting into containers and generally playing with.
My three year old has been playing with it for the past nearly-two hours. Then she found my Chanel lip gloss.