Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Take a Break: Make Stress Reducing Putty

At various festivals I attend with my husband, who is a fiddler, I watch the adults spend as much time at the “putty table” as the kids. There is something satisfying about watching the putty drip through your fingers. It’s a very simple recipe-equal parts cornstarch and water. 

But what if you substituted water with your favorite lotion? Ahhh, now you have stress relieving putty (or clay). It’s very simple- 
• To a cup of cornstarch add 3-4 oz of your favorite lotion
• Knead the dough until smooth. 
• You can add a drop or two of food color-I tend to use the Wilton dyes-or a drop of essential oil. The latter isn’t a good idea if you use scented lotion. 

If you find your putty too sticky add just a little more Cornstarch. If you find your putty a bit too doughy add a small squirt of lotion. This putty should feel soft and smooth. Perfect for molding, stretching, playing, thinking and relaxing. Keep in an airtight container for long-term storage.

Not interested in today’s activities, try the Take a Break Pinterest Board.

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