I remember being left out of some things when I was a kid. It was never because of anything long term like an allergy or anything when I was little, it was always some sort of self imposed issue. Like the time in elementary school I decided to spin around and around on a pole meant for a the end of a swing set that happened to be the slightest bit too short and I rammed my face into the ground and bit a hole in my lip. Yes, a hole. So big, in fact, that a dude put his finger through it and touched my bottom teeth. But you know what I remember most about the whole thing? My Daddy rubbing my ankle as they stitched me up… he’s a good one.
Now I can’t even remember how long it was that I had to drink soup for lunch every day and sit on the wall with the bad kids during recess. Now I had my fair share of wall standing, you can’t be as talkative as I am without getting some repercussions as a child BUT this time I was just ailing and it stung to be with the baddies when I hadn’t earned it.
There have since been many broken bones and emergencies. In the past 12 months alone I have broken my wrist, the top of my left foot, the top of my right food and my pinkie toe. And no, I still haven’t learned to wear something other than flip flops when doing DIY just in case you’re asking.
So when I was asked to make cloud dough I knew I wanted to do something different. I purchased all purpose flour because it is so cheap, totally ignoring the fact that I’m Celiac because, it was SO MUCH CHEAPER than using a GF flour blend. I slipped on my gloves and got after it. And wound up with a nasty rash inside of my nose where I must have breathed the flour in or something.
Now I’m not a kid but it crossed my mind that there are lots of kids who wouldn’t get to play with the AP flour variety so I decided to think outside the box to make something just as good, just as cheap and totally gluten free. I’m happy to say that I rocked it! Check out my gluten free cloud dough tutorial (on the cheap) post over at Mom Spark this week!