Mr. Freeze Dough

(This post is sponsored, in part, by Craftprojectideas.com.)

If you had told me ten years ago that someday I would pretty much become a superhero expert, I would have laughed. I would have laughed loud and perhaps uncontrollably. But now I know things like:

  • Green Lantern wears a power ring that gives him the ability to create solid objects.
  • Batman’s true identity is billionaire Bruce Wayne.
  • Mr. Freeze, enemy of Batman, is a former scientist who possesses a freeze gun and wears a cryogenic (explain THAT to a 5-year old) suit in order to survive.

As parents, we learn stuff like this to have something to talk about with our kids; to show them that we care about their interests. When I am able to hold my own in a conversation about superheroes with my boys, I see appreciation and pride in their eyes. That look is enough to make me do ridiculous things such as cooking up a chilly batch of Mr. Freeze Dough for afternoon free play.

Mr Freeze Dough

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