Last week I made play dough for the first time. What could have taken 10 minutes took me the whole. day. In between naps, hungry children and motherly demands I finally finished two batches of the soft stuff. I felt pretty proud (and exhausted. How will I ever have hobbies again!??) by the end of the day.
I used the post on homemade play dough from Modest Mom to guide me in my first attempt. The post came with free printable labels too and I used those to decorate my containers. I gave one batch away to a little Lion turning two at the weekend. The container and labels really helped make it a presentable gift!
I did destroy my skin with food colouring, next time I'll be more careful / just make one batch at the time and colour it while its in the pot!
Millas play dough tendancies are to keep the colours seperate and after I have rolled them all in balls to put them back in the container. Then out of the container. Then back in the container. And out of the container. She is so neat and so interesting to watch.
We'll be playing with this more, I think its good for her to figure out how to play with something "messy" in her own way.
So, I managed to make something! With a newborn! Huzzah!
More creations on Sophie Slim
Joining in with Show n Tell
Play dough receipe