Have you tried creating play dough art creatively? Mixing other creative media is a fantastic way to get kids thinking about new ways to make art! Mixing Media for Creativity, and the BEST Play Dough Recipe! I adore the creativity that comes out with regular play dough play, and adding in a few extra materials opens the door to so may new options! I fell in love … [Read more...] about Creative Play Dough Art and Best Play Dough Recipe
My kids made this little squinky car out of play dough, along with a gazillion other accessories that are a little harder to identify! They dried this ship out, and now it’s a regular feature in their squinky play (which, for whatever reason also often features squinkies having to wait in line). Here is our favorite recipe for making play dough: Play Dough Recipe 1/2 … [Read more...] about Creative Play with Play Dough and Squinkies
Combining play dough with rocks for creative sensory play is always popular in our house, and this week there was an extra special component because we made pumpkin pie scented play dough using Tinkerlab’s play dough recipe! It made a LOT of gorgeous play dough – plenty to send most of it off for Johnny’s preschool class, and still have a bit left over for … [Read more...] about Learning Laboratory: Creative Sensory Play
Sensory play is one of my top strategies for dealing with “difficult” days. Putting play dough (we love this play dough recipe) and rocks together was my inspired solution for a day that started with a nightmare-induced meltdown from one of the kids at 4am. Tired mom plus tired kids = we need something fun that gets us thinking in creative ways to make it through the … [Read more...] about Creative Sensory Play: Building with Play Dough and Rocks
My daughter LOVES play dates. We have a lot of free play play dates, but sometimes it is fun to have a structured activity ready. I find that this is especially true for play dates with friends who we don't know very well. This is an easy play date activity that kids love! Easy Play Date Fun: Host a Play Dough Party! Last Monday I sent out emails to several mom friends … [Read more...] about Easy Play Date Fun: Host a Play Dough Party!