February 9, 2012

Attempting Some Winter Fun

Occasionally I have the energy to attempt some creative fun with Jude when I get home from work in the afternoon. For the days that I'm up for it I've got a pretty good track record for keeping him entertained - at least I think so. But, one day last week my efforts were a total bust.

We hadn't played outside at all this winter, and since we're experiencing the warmest winter on record (tied with the winter in 1918) in Iowa that just didn't seem right. So, we put on our snow pants and boots and went outside.

I was hoping for some puddle jumping or snow stomping and didn't get either. This 20 month old was just not interested. At all.

Weird. Was he in a bad mood? Is it a phase? Is he a total wuss? Not sure.

We went back inside and I tried plan B for creative fun.

I saw this recipe for Jello Playdough on Pinterest awhile ago and it looked like fun. We replaced the snow pants with an apron and got to work.

We made green and purple.

The recipe made a large batch of each. Perfect smell and texture. They turned out just as good as I was hoping. I highly recommend it.

But . . . Jude would have nothing to do with it. I don't think he touched either one. Literally. Didn't even touch it. Apparently the mason jars were more fun. Humf.

Don't say I never did nothin' for ya, kid.

I stored them in mason jars and they're still soft and pliable today. Not sure how long it will last, but hopefully long enough for him to actually enjoy it someday. No guarantees.

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