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5 May 2020, 16:47 | Updated: 7 May 2020, 12:27
Essentials like flour and eggs are in short supply during the coronavirus lockdown.
A thread on Mumsnet has criticised parents for using flour to make playdough for their kids during lockdown, at a time when the ingredient is scarce in supermarkets.
One woman, who was unable to find flour in the supermarket for baking purposes, wrote: "AIBU [am I being unreasonable] to wish people would stop using flour for play dough.
"Just that. Some people, like me, want to cook with it.
"I have just worked out (correctly I think) from Facebook feeds featuring play dough recipes that this is contributes to there being no flour. [sic]"
The post has racked up a number of comments on the site, with many agreeing with the mum's point.
One person wrote: "I agree op. I can’t get flour at all. Dcs school have decided to do a boiled egg painting competition ffs. It’s hard enough to get basics as it is."
Another said: "It's disgusting to waste food products in this way. Eating is vital, kids making a mess is not - and I'm sure they have plenty of other things to play with."
A third wrote: "I’m with you OP, I don’t think food (especially one that is in demand) should be used as a sensory/toy at the moment."