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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Very cute and yet you know me and PlayDough!! Enough said LOL 😉
I know. We had a mini meltdown because of the cookie cutter duckies not standing up and then because she mad a Play-doh version of herself that also did not stand. Luckily they were short lived. Someday soon I might be traumatized by Play-doh like you were. I just might end up writing The Mother of All Meltdowns part 2. Lol
Very cute way to play. I live in a playdoh world right now too!
It is Play-doh around the clock. Now she is obsessed with those Play-doh Youtube videos that show you how to make different things. She puts Play-doh clothing on her dolls now because of it.
My daughter is loving play doh right now so your posts are quite helpful! What recipe do you use to make play doh?
We love the cooked recipe from Instructables for play dough. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Playdough-Play-doh/