Play dough is an activity that will keep my girls occupied for long periods of time. Lately we haven't been very creative with it so I went searching for some new ideas! We recently played with some homemade play dough and discovered that it was much softer than store bought and easier to use. I found the recipe and Lucy helped me mix it up today while Julia was napping. It was easy to make other than being hard to stir at the end. I doubled the recipe and left out any coloring until it was done so I could make three different colors. Here is the recipe, along with some other fun ideas you may enjoy!
-stick toothpicks into a ball of dough to make a porcupine
-use toothpicks to make cages for animals
-hide a small object in a ball of play dough and let your child dig it out
-make snakes, balls, ropes, pizza, snowmen, flowers, a log cabin, or anything else you can think of
-use a rolling pin and cookie cutters (cut a wooden dowel the width of your child's hand and sand it a bit to make a perfect sized rolling pin)
-use play dough snakes to form letters
-Play dough mats: print the page and then laminate them. Simple shapes here - I chose the crown and butterfly to start with. Create jewels for the crown and spots for the butterfly!
-Brown Bear playdough mats here
-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom play mat here (use with alphabet cookie cutters or make your own letters)
-This is a great set to purchase, it comes with eyes, legs, noses, feet and more to create animals!
Do you have any other fun play dough ideas to share with us?