Dinomite Playdough

December 10th, 2012

I’ve got a new go-to present for any and all gift-giving occasions involving small children: a playdough kit.

I saw the idea on a blog last week and was instantly smitten.  We had a birthday to attend this weekend for a five-year-old, dinosaur-loving classmate of Miss Mouse’s so I gave it a whirl.

I made playdough for the first time ever, dying it what I considered to be “prehistoric” colors like forest green, deep orange, and dark red.  Then I added a small wooden rolling pin and a set of dinosaur cookie cutters (both ordered from Amazon).  I finished off the kit with a small work-mat cut from a vinyl tablecloth and popped all the components into a plastic shoebox.

My kids adore playdough and particularly love using cookie cutters so I was pretty sure the present would be well-received.  Plus, it’s very Montessori – they have similar kits at school – which made me happy.  The whole thing cost me about $15.

The basic concept is infinitely tweakable, depending on the interests of the child.  Pastel playdough with sparkles and butterfly cutters for a girly girl.  Holiday cutters and red and green playdough for a Christmas present.  The possibilities are endless!

3 Responses to “Dinomite Playdough”

  1. Jenny says:

    Love it! I used to make play dough back in the pleistocene era myself. And I added vanilla essence so it smelled good too. Yet another dimension:-)

  2. Kate says:

    I’ve heard of adding scents. I worry that Buggie would consume it. When they get a bit older, though, I’m definitely doing that!

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