I am currently living in a Play-Doh world. My living room is filled with containers & baggies filled with dough. Most containers are filled with multi-colored globs of dough that have been blended and smashed together. There are cutting tools, stamps & dough presses covering our tables & floors. It is easy to say that my daughter is obsessed with Play-Doh. Her birthday this year was even Play-Doh themed.
There is a kid’s television show that we will watch together called ‘Art & Music’. It is a lovely show that shows different mediums of art put to music. On every episode there is a segment called Clay World. They create amazing scenes & people right before your eyes. This is my daughter’s favorite part of the show. She oohs & aahs over their creations & tries to recreate them. I speak about inspiration often & it seems that even the youngest of artists get inspired.
Last night she asked me if we could make a Play-Doh village together. How could I say no to that?
We started with a pond laid out on a piece of poster board.
Mai helped me form rocks to place around the pond.
We rolled out a strip of mismatched green & sliced out grass blades.
I worked the grass around the pond and rocks.
I formed a walkway.
Mai wanted to make ducks for the pond. She formed one with a cookie cutter. She got upset once she realized that it could not stand up in the pond.
I showed her how to make a little duck that could float in the pond. She was a quick learn & made several little ducks to put in the pond.
We added a walkway to our pond & then pressed green dough around to form more grass.
Mai helped me press & work some brown dough around the side to form dirt.
We added an additional path to the side & a stream.
Mai made us a banana boat to put in our stream. That’s me in the orange. Mai is driving the boat of course & daddy & her cousin Sebby are in tow. I love that little girl’s imagination. Before she went to bed last night, she asked to add a zoo to our park. “Tomorrow baby girl.” I really am living in a Play-doh world.
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