Apr 19, 2013

Play Dough Play

Play dough play is a childhood staple that never gets old.  We play with play dough almost daily and never seem to run out of new ways to play.  There are so many fun play dough activities we have done and have not gotten to share that I wanted to put some of them together in a post along with a few others that we have shared and loved.


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Here are a few ways we have explored with play dough lately:

Watermelon Play Dough
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This watermelon play dough takes less than three minutes to make and smells AMAZING!  All you need is red play dough and one packet of watermelon kool-aid (a new featured flavor).  You can make homemade play dough if you want, but I love buying the single Play-Doh canisters from Walmart for 88 cents.  I also get my kool-aid from there.  Buying these small canisters allows for me to have all sorts of colors, scents, and varieties in circulation at once.  Besides that I love how vibrant the store bought colors are!
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To make Watermelon Play Dough:

Lay your red play dough out and roll flat.  Pour the kool-aid mix into the middle, and then fold the play dough in and around the mix.  Then pick up the kool-aid and knead it for roughly three minutes.  The kool-aid will mix right into the dough and smells AMAZING!  Really, you have to try it to see what I mean.  Even I can't put this stuff down.



Sunshine Dough
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I made sunshine dough for the girls back in the dead of winter.  Infused with invigorating citrus, it was meant to help elevate their moods and put a little pep in their step.  All you need to make sunshine dough is yellow play dough, glitter, and citrus essential oil (fresh lemon zest will also work).  Add a few drops of essential oil to your dough and knead the same way you did the watermelon dough above.  Then add LOTS of glitter!

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The more glitter the more bright and sparkly the sunshine in your dough!



Rosie and Jewel LOVE glitter and they love adding it to their play dough.  I often give them play dough with glitter on the side and let them go nuts with it.  What's great about this is that the glitter is easy to clean up after- just use the play dough.


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( Tip for Mom- use play dough to clean up glitter )




Sparkle Dough
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This sparkle dough is super simple, but the girls love it so much I just had to include it!  To make sparkle dough I gave the girls varying colored glitters and let them go nuts.  


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The result- the sparkliest sparkle dough you ever did see!

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As simple as this is the girls just love it!  Mommy does too as once the glitter is mixed in, it all stays locked right inside the dough.  No messy glitter trail after play.


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Add fairies, treasure, and other props for even more fun!

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Other favorite play dough play we have shared:
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Candy Cane play dough recipe


pumpkin play dough recipe- craft recipes

We share fun kids activities several times a week!

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Crystal