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!