Written by Jennifer Sill

Hammer Time!

This project is just good old fun. Baking for no good reason and then smashing it with a hammer.

My kids had a blast.

Here’s all you need:

-Water (1/4 cup plus 1/8 cup per color)

-Flour (1/4 cup per color)

-Cotton balls

-Food Coloring

Here’s all you do:

-Mix the water, flour and food coloring.

-Dip the cotton balls in the mixture.

-Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.

-Let cool.


Here’s the fun we had:

Simple Supplies


Mix flour and water


Add food coloring


Stir well


Dip the cotton balls in the mix


Lay the covered cotton balls on a covered cookie sheet


Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes


After it cools… SMASH!!!






We sure had fun. I think you will, too. Make sure to cook the entire time and let cool. Some of ours were more ‘rubbery’ than ‘crispy’.

Here’s where I got my “Pinspiration”

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Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She's helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest. Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.