Those two little words Play Doh certainly have me shiver. I try to embrace it as much as I can. I even want to be that well-intentioned Mother who makes their own “safe” play doh, but I’m not. We have the shop bought stuff, I even requested it as Christmas present to the Robot (mad).
The Robot enjoys it though, that’s what matters. He enjoys it when people plays with him with it. We oblige.
We have a dedicated box of play doh, all the tools and pots sealed and slightly hidden from view. Played with by request and only a few times a week I hear myself utter those words, “do you want to play with the play doh”. I must then be desperate!
Any way, excuse my pity party, I’m writing this post to share with you a few ways that we make playing with play doh Interesting for us:
Setting up a scene. Giving the play doh with a bunch of craft stuff and shapes is a rare event but makes it a little more exciting for me…
Look what I can make, lots of aliens:
And those shapes? These can become lines that the Robot with help can follow. I must try this again soon!!
A spot of baking. We have a load of play doh tools now but one of his favourites is a tiny silicon chocolate mould. It makes the perfect sized mini cakes. I’ve even got over my fear of colours being mixed together;
Making balls and caterpillar or worms. Balls below, but worms are a hit. Rolling out the play doh as long and thin as we can. They often then get cut up into tiny pieces.
Making shapes. This has to fulfil my Mummy brain the most. I like rolling the play doh flat and letting the Robot cut shapes. It’s like baking without the pressure of having to make biscuit dough!
Then have a bit of fun with it after…
A few play doh ideas for you there. All fairly simple and entertaining enough. How do you get on play doh?
Love it or hate it it’s here to stay!!