My big boy loves play dough. I mean, he REALLY loves play dough.
We have more commercially made playdough accessories than you can poke a stick at. I am not sure why you’d bother poking a stick at play dough accessories, but if you did, you’d have trouble poking all of ours. Those playdough accessories are fun, but sometimes it is the simple things that bring the most joy.
The other day, as a way to avoid doing the house work I suggested we make some play dough. Deciding to try something a bit different we used this recipe for ‘flourless play dough’ from Messy Kids which turned out great. It is soft and smooth, but it did leave a bit of a residue on our hands, and didn’t keep as well as our regular play dough recipe.
We made our dough hot pink (using some fluro liquitemp paint) and as we waited for it to cool we decided on a few new, but simple accessories. Silicone patty pans, tooth picks and cut up straws.
With just these few simple things we made so many interesting creations.
There were lots of birthday cakes with candles, some trees, an echidna, a dinosaur or two…. Hours of fun!
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Aussie Mum says
Pop sticks and plastic dinosaurs are our favourite play dough accessories. Our roller cutter gets used quite a bit as well.
Jo @ countrylifeexperiment says
I got a cheap extruder which makes the playdough into hair on a head. The girls really enjoy styling and cutting the playdough hair. I think I got it for a couple of dollars from Kmart
My kids love using candles and paddle-pop sticks. We always end up making birthday cakes too.
Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots says
The kitchen utensil drawer seems to be the favourite source of acessories with my kids! The trouble is with getting them back and finding them all again!
tahlia - the parenting files says
great ideas kate :) ill also be checking out that recipe x
Fairy stones and gems are a big playdough hit in our house :)
Love the colour of your playdough.
Kate Sins says
We got a Mr Potato Head (branded) Play Doh set from the op shop for $4 in mid-August. All the play doh has dried up but it came with a cool extruder and other bits and pieces to make Mr Potato Head and his wife… Hours of fun! The utensil drawer is also popular. And the cookie cutters…still!