Play-Doh & Popcorn Craft

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I was born with a creative soul. I didn’t have a choice, it was hereditary. I came from a family of artists. Every aunt & uncle on my father’s side had a God-given talent. Since I was a small child I have been drawing. For years I would flip through magazines & draw portraits that I found beautiful or interesting.

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When our daughter came along, I was anxious for her to reach an age where we could start drawing & crafting together. My hope was that some of that creative gene would be passed down to her.

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As you all know my daughter has indeed followed in my footsteps. She loves drawing, painting & doing arts & crafts with mommy. I have to admit I swell with pride with each new drawing & art project. She has amazing vision. Here is an underwater drawing that she made, complete with sea creatures.

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This is a drawing of a savanna. My two year old daughter actually used the word savanna while making this. What a little smarty.

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Mai asked me to make her some Play-Doh tonight. So we did. We made a lot of it. With all that extra dough, we decided it was craft time.

What you will need:

Play-Doh or colored clay

A piece of cardboard

Popcorn

Sugar

Water

Food Coloring

Directions:

Find a square or rectangular piece of cardboard.
Find a square or rectangular piece of cardboard.
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Choose a color for your sky & roll it out over the top portion of your cardboard. It does not have to be perfect.
Add your tree trunk & grass using your dough.
Add your tree trunk & grass using your dough.
Add a background color to cover our whole board.
Add a background color to cover the whole board.
Make popcorn & set aside to cool.
Make popcorn & set aside to cool.
To color our popcorn, I followed the directions from this sight. I needed to use more water in mine. Add more water as needed. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Rainbow-Popcorn Pour the different colored mixtures over separate containers of popcorn & allow to dry.
To color our popcorn, I followed the directions from this site. I needed to use more water in mine. Add more water as needed.
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Rainbow-Popcorn
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Pour the different colored mixtures over separate containers of popcorn & allow to dry.
Give your child the mat & explain to them that the popcorn is for leaves.
Give your child the mat & explain to them that the popcorn is for leaves.

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There goes that maternal pride again. She made a beautiful tree with her popcorn. She showed me as she placed each popcorn leaf. “Look mama, I make a orange leaf. Seeeeeee.” I was very impressed that she placed every piece around the branches all by herself. She was proud too. Mai was so excited to show off her artwork that she woke up daddy from a much needed nap to show him her lovely craft. Daddy was proud too.

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9 comments

  1. Love it and both my girls love to draw. As you know Kevin is the artist in our family, but still can’t help also loving to see how creative they both can be and also how excited they get from this, as well, too 😉

  2. Really fun idea! This may be a silly question, but do you need to throw out the playDoh when you’re done? I’m assuming it will dry out and the tree needs to stay flat.

  3. I am so impressed by your drawings! I feel like having qualities pass down from parent to child is one of the most endearing things about family. To share interests and understand one another is so special. Your daughter is so talented and lucky that you provide her with so many opportunities to be artistic. Fun project! 🙂

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